[openbeos-cdt] Re: .pkg package uninstaller GUI

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 08:24:01 +0200


DarkWyrm wrote (2007-06-30, 15:48:45 [+0200]):
> > I'm not sure about the placement and defaultness of the uninstall
> > button. Default buttons are usually placed at the bottom-right. (If
> > defaultness is intended, it should IMO be coupled with a dialog
> > asking
> > if the action is what the user intended, so as to not accidentally
> > remove an application while browsing the list.)
> I agree with you on this one, but I completely disagree with the
> solution, "Are you sure?" dialogs are bad because of how adept people
> are making habits. The "Are you sure you want to move this to the
> Recycle Bin?" confirmation from Windows 98 is a great example of this.
> After a while, people just naturally click Yes without thinking about
> it, which is exactly what we don't want. Simply removing the default
> status from the button is much less work and makes it harder to make a
> mistake.


> > I prefer simple terms such as add/remove over install/uninstall, but
> > it
> > would only add confusion to change the names of the buttons (actions)
> > when the applications are still called Package installer/uninstaller.
> Me, too. For Uninstall, maybe a better label would be "Go."

I think either "Remove" or "Uninstall" are nicer.

> > Could you make a PNG or JPEG? This SVG doesn't display with any of
> > the
> > apps I have in BeOS. Wonderbrush shows only outlines.
> IIRC, Wonderbrush uses Michael Lotz' SVG library, which is a work in
> progress.

I wish it would. WonderBrush uses it's own SVG import/export. Which is by 
far more incomplete than Michael's implementation.

Best regards,

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