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Re: [yast-devel] GUI for services management


On Dec 2 14:43 Ancor Gonzalez Sosa wrote (excerpt):

This reads:
3) The most common approach in YaST interfaces is allowing the user
to configure everything in the UI without the changes taking effect
immediately. When the user clicks the "ok" button, all the changes
are applied to the system and the YaST interface is closed. Although
that's the usual YaST behavior, it's not mandatory to stick to that

Personally I am against this usual YaST behavior.

The usual YaST behavior is no real (i.e. no bidirectional)
communication between user and system. The dialogs might look
as if there is such a communication but actually it happens
only between the user and the GUI but not between the user and
the system simply because nothing is done regarding the system
until the whole module is finishing and then it is too late
for a bidirectional communication.

A consequence is that when something goes wrong while the module
is finishing (i.e. while changes are applied to the system),
there can be only unfriendly error messages because the user
can no longer do anything at this stage.

therein in particular the sections
- Transaction Semantics For Each "One Setup"
- "Just In Time" Configuration
- Different Workflow What Actually Happens

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX GmbH -- Maxfeldstrasse 5 -- 90409 Nuernberg -- Germany
HRB 21284 (AG Nuernberg) GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imendoerffer

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