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

  • From: "Waldemar Kornewald" <wkornewald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 00:13:13 +0200

On 4/15/07, Łukasz 'Sil2100' Zemczak <sil2100@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> About showing the file list, I still disagree. If we can work around
> bad packages automatically we don't need to inspect them. Nobody does
> this under Windows, so why should we?

I don't think Windows is a good argument, since many of their approaches
are far from being intuitive and useful.

My argument was that although Windows has lots of customizability and
complexity you don't get a feature for inspecting packages. This
feature would've been available if many people had asked for it, but
it isn't.

My thoughts of this are quite
simple - I don't like the idea to decrease user freedom (since knowing
what the system does _is_ freedom) just because complexity would rise a

The PackageInspector gives you all the freedom that you'd have if the
feature were part of the installer. This is just about having a
shortcut to the function or not.

I don't see why we should add a shortcut for all people if only very
few use it. Also, the PackageInspector would only be a few clicks
away. For the few times when you're curious it's really more than
sufficient, IMHO.

Anyway, we have different opinions about computers. I think the
primary tools should just work without revealing their internals or
even making you bother about them. You like to explore. This
discussion won't lead anywhere. If you and Jon disagree then just add
the "Files" tab. Or you could ask the other Haiku members, first.

Waldemar Kornewald

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