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Re: [yast-devel] UI documentation
  • From: Martin Schmidkunz <mschmidkunz@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:17:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <27C272EF-9558-464D-B0F4-52ADA773AD8A@xxxxxxx>

thanks for your comment!
On 27.08.2009, at 16:21, Josef Reidinger wrote:
Yeah, it looks good. Just one note. Web service should be stateless as
you cannot restrict what user do (all attempt more or less fail). So
example that setting sound in three steps or adding DNS in three steps
is not good. It is common, that user set part and that part is
immediately save. If we don't do this in this step we could have serious
problems during unexpected user actions. So if we need add something in
more steps, then I think we should prefer have necessary settings in one
screen and set rest after add on separate page which immediately save.

Mhm. Couldn`t the values be cached somehow?
Maybe someone with more detailed technical knowledge than me can comment this?
In general I think, skipping wizards completely would decrease usability a lot :-(

So I hope that only wizard is base system settings, which save settings
after each step, so it is not real wizard as we know from yast, it is
just settings of necessary steps.

It seems so :-)



Martin Schmidkunz
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