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Re: [yast-devel] redesign of repo module UI
  • From: Josef Reidinger <jreidinger@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:13:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <201002171413.21610.jreidinger@xxxxxxx>
Martin Schmidkunz write:

Please find an idea of repo module UI at:

The main differences to the current UI are:
* compliance with basic concept of overviews as shown on (OK, the edit string and delete functionality is
missing, but I am sure you`ll figure it out :-))
* less information on screen
* hints on priority
* first implementation of enable/disable in YaST based on current
survey results

My usability questions are:
* What do you think about the mock up?

In general I like it.
few improvements which I found usable
- one click show details, second click on same repo hide it again (now it hides
only if you click on another)
- I prefer to show after click instead of show on focus because if someone move
mouse not so fast it too much change. I think it could stress person if page do
something even if they just move mouse

* What does "Keep downloaded packages" mean?

If RPM from which is package installed is stored on disc after installation or

* Does the target user group member know what the term "repository"
is? I doubt that.

Maybe "Instalation sources" or package sources?

* Does the target user group member know about "priorities"? Shouldn`t
it be explained a little bit more? Tooltip?

Yes it should be better explained. I prefer info icon next to priority which
show help under input.

Looking forward to your comments!



Martin Schmidkunz
User Experience Specialist
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Josef Reidinger
YaST team
maintainer of perl-Bootloader, YaST2-Repair, parts of webyast
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