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Re: [yast-devel] New ncurses package selector
  • From: Martin Schmidkunz <mschmidkunz@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:25:23 +0100
  • Message-id: <47BAF4E3.4060205@xxxxxxx>
Lukas Ocilka wrote:
Martin Schmidkunz napsal(a):
Well, the way it is done now saves some space. In ncurses there is
"always less" space then you need :)

Mhm. But it requires the same space. It is just the location of the
button which changed.

Additionally, the "Action" is now close to the package name which
suggests that it might have something in common with the current package
;) which is correct.

I remember that there was a similar discussion about the details box in
other YaST modules :-)
BTW Mac OS > 10.4 does it similarly: you have a list of software, a
detailled description and then a "Cancel" and "Install" button at the

Your mockup shows how "Actions" combo-box feels alone and occupies one
more line (You've forgotten "Package: XYZ" line).

This was done on purpose, because I had the idea to move version and
other things into the text field under the package list.

I think, that in the end we need to see the module with some live data.
Then it might be much easier to see whether the actions button is
somewhere lost or not.
But from the current situation I would still move it to the bottom left.
Consistency with other modules and.. oh, you know the rest :-)



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