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Re: [yast-devel] yast style guide
  • From: Ricardo Cruz <rpmcruz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:37:37 +0100
  • Message-id: <1214411857.6001.14.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Seg, 2008-06-23 às 17:34 +0200, Martin Schmidkunz escreveu:
* Number of steps in a wizard
I propose to skip the display of "Step XX of XX" because the number of
steps can not predicted in every module

Can't you just write some rules to deal with those cases in the most
satisfactory, predictable manner possible? like:
- start counting after first step if necessary. e.g. user clicks "add
printer". you first may have to ask whether it is locally connected,
network or something before you start counting.
- skip if obvious those steps don't need to be taken. e.g. if the user
ticks off the "test printer" check then it's already to skip a step.
- only count users interactions. e.g. if some software needs to be
installed at some point, those don't count. Maybe limiting steps to Next
button hits.

The goal here is to make things a bit more predictable. If the counter
advances two steps or whatever, it's still better than keeping the user
in the darkness.


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