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

  • From: "DarkWyrm" <darkwyrm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:41:08 -0400 EDT

> Hi everyone,
> As I said, I made a quick sketch summing up all ideas. Even though 
> this 
> design is almost the same as the one Waldemar suggested, this is 
> still 
> simply 'my view' of the PackageInstaller - so some things might not 
> be 
> to your liking.
> http://furio.vexillium.org/~sil2100/ui_proposition_2.svg
> I thought about surrounding the Installation type part by a BBox, as 
> it 
> is shown on the picture. This makes the application look more tidy 
> and 
> groups all installation type specific features together.
> I've also thought that the window tab should omit the ":" sign. 
> "Install 
> CoolApp" looks more user friendly than "Install: CoolApp" IMO. These 
> are 
> just minor differences, so I won't object if the team decides about 
> their removal.
> Any comments to the overall design? Propositions welcome as always.
It's passable, but I have a suggestion (piggybacking off Waldemar's) 
that I think might be better for organization, but I'll leave the final 
verdict to the rest of you. :-) I'll give my best attempt at ASCII art 
and explain.

| Install Package name     |
| Package description goes here. A scrollbar here would be OK,                
| provided that there is at least enough vertical space for at least            
|    |
| a paragraph.                                                                  
| v |
|  Installation Type: [Foo (N MB) ]     Install To: [Volume or path] (N MB 
free) |
| Description                                                                   
| The description for the installation type goes here                           
_____   |
|Install|  |

You could place the destination beside the type to provide a little 
visual balance. Placing them closer together also helps associate them 
logically. The size for each install type could be included in the 
label so that the user could see ahead of time how big the particular 
install type is before he selects an item. It also should be less work, 
which is also nice. :) Anyway, something to think about. TTFN


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