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Re: [yast-devel] Re: Partitioner: changing the default tab

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 09:36, Ancor Gonzalez Sosa <ancor@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2020-01-28 17:46, José Iván López González wrote:
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Well, I agree we need to re-think the UI of the Expert Partitioner,


I just got a wild idea. What about an UI design contest?

I know people not familiar with YaST development tend to overlook our
ncurses limitations and the implications of using libYUI... but maybe we
can still get good ideas.

A GSoC project would be another possibility... but I really doubt such
thing would success.

The good news is that the logic for fiddling with devices (Y2Storage) is
clearly separated from the UI code (Y2Partitioner), so reimplementing
only the latter would be doable (unlike with the old yast2-storage).

Any redesign will require new widgets no matter how hard you try with
what libyui provides.
Whether it be menubar
https://github.com/libyui/libyui/issues/158
Or a more functional graph widget
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1096900
Which I would argue we need both for a successful redesign of the
module. Arguably both widgets are very possible with both ncurses and
qt, they just need to be implemented.

I agree bringing in design people would be beneficial, but the question
is how much time and resources are you willing to actually put to
redesign.

LCP [Stasiek]
https://lcp.world


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