[openbeos-cdt] Re: .pkg installer user interface

  • From: "Waldemar Kornewald" <wkornewald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 07:22:03 +0200

Hi,
back from having discussed this stuff personally with Jon. I hope I
didn't misunderstand something, but Jon sounds like he's against
having the "Files" list directly in the installer, so it looks like
we'll need a simple PackageInspector (might be part of the
PackageBuilder if you wanted to make one).

Thanks Jon! :)

Bye,
Waldemar Kornewald

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: DarkWyrm <darkwyrm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Apr 16, 2007 12:51 AM
Subject: Re: [openbeos-cdt] Re: .pkg installer user interface
To: Waldemar Kornewald <wkornewald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

What's so difficult about right-clicking a package and using "Open
With->PackageInspector"? You sound like this would be a catastrophe.

I just think that you're misinterpreting how unimportant this feature
actually is (and how few people will use it) because you personally
like it so much. I'm sure that you'd normally come with arguments
like
"less than 10% of all users need this feature, at all".
True enough. Still a pain in the neck if you asked me, but true enough.
:) That problem with being into details -- sometimes you miss the
forest for the trees, so to speak. You win.

Also, it would be the only function that would be too complicated for
many computer newbies. It would basically "show the inner workings of
the fridge" although "the fridge is just a tool".
'Too complicated' is debatable, but I will agree to disagree on this
point.

--Jon

Other related posts: