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

  • From: Łukasz 'Sil2100' Zemczak <sil2100@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:00:48 +0200


Waldemar Kornewald wrote:
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).

Well, even though my thoughts are still the same, if the whole team agrees, let it be this way. The issue of a PackageBuilder doesn't seem yet to be decided, since in this field I also have some doubts. I don't think there's an official decision about the Haiku package system and a PackageBuilder might give some users the wrong idea. This, of course, might be my personal phobia, but I hope you get my point.

Anyway, a PackageInspector is a must, then. The form in which it should be included in the system will yet be decided. There's also the issue of a PackageUninstaller. Even though it's not quite an issue of usability, I thought about replacing the .db format of SoftwareWallet and install package specific information in the config/settings/packages directory. This might be worth discussing on the main list.

I will gather all our decisions till now and sketch a final UI proposition. After possible minor changes, this issue would be finally closed ;) Thanks for all your remarks! It seems I still need to get more experience in the field of usability.

Best regards,
Łukasz 'Sil2100' Zemczak

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