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Re: [yast-devel] Services UI strikes back

Am Donnerstag, 14. Mai 2015 schrieb Ancor Gonzalez Sosa:
On 05/13/2015 09:31 AM, Ancor Gonzalez Sosa wrote:
"Current status" would be ok (much better than "currently" which was
just a temporary solution). But the problem is that this has been
exactly the confusing point to some users. We need something more
explicit meaning "Status (currently and after saving settings)".

I think "Current status" is enough - especially in combination with
greying out "reload the service after saving settings" if current status
is "stopped".

An alternative would be: Instead of greying out the "Reload the service
after saving" for stopped services, change it to "Start the service
after saving settings" (with the checkbox _not_ ticked by default) - but
I'm not sure if having a totally different label and checkbox default
depending on the current status is a good idea or if it introduces
confusion. (The problem with this approach is that we would need to
change the label and the checkbox status when someone clicks "Start now"
/ "Stop now".)

I believe (or hope) it can be fixed with the proper labels, but I'm
not creative enough.

So, who can help me with the labels of the widgets and the help
messages? Here you are the ones in the current prototype:

Looks good :-)

Maybe a minor addition for the "Start service during boot" help text:
... to disable the service. _This only affects starting the service
on boot, but_ does not affect the current status...


Christian Boltz
Ich springe so oft aus dem Fenster, daß ich ein schnurloses
Telefon habe. [Ratti in suse-linux]

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