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Re: [zypp-devel] [yast-devel] patch disk usage (was: repodata.c - clarification)
  • From: "Roberto Mannai" <robermann@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 14:26:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <414e44f70809180526q12b5d397q9f4c9ef8ffc818ea@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ciao Katarina

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Katarina Machalkova
<kmachalkova@xxxxxxx> wrote:
What I particularly don't like is the concept of solving the whole problem (
i.e. informing the user about how much disk space will be taken/freed if s/he
accepts the changes made in this session). I mean, I have to un-hide the disk
space graph widget, hover the mouse over current partition and only then I
can see a tiny tooltip, isn't it a bit ... clumsy?
Yes, it is probably the least obtrusive change to package selector UI ( no
annoying pop-ups, no additional buttons in already too much crowded
screen ... ), but it is so badly accesible that if I don't know exactly what
I'm looking for, I have no chance to find it.

Yes it may be clumsy, but look at what Stefan Hundhammer write here:

Quite a number of people wanted this invisible by default; they say (I don't
agree to that) that this makes this dialog more complex. So it was decided that
we remove it.

Many users asked for that, and a bit of us (I and Stefan :), at least)
don't agree. I thougtht that demanding / interested users, as well as
open the table widget, could also trigger the tooltip :)

Not to mention the fact that I'd very much liked to see some solution usable
in all package manager UIs, so we don't have to recycle and reimplement the
code over and over again (in all package manager UIs).
I filed this enhancement request so that the functions
calculating disk usage changes are made available outside zypper and all
package managers (UI or CLI) can use them i.e. can ask libzypp about current
status when user/application requests it.

Generally speaking I agree with code refactoring practice, I hope yast
will be better ;)
So are you going to discard the patch?

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