ukasz 'Sil2100' Zemczak <sil2100@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: ... > http://sil2100.vexillium.org/uninstall-beos-custom.png > > From my POV all of them have flaws. The most intuitive > one seems theUnisntall application for BeOS, having a > very nice KISS feel in it. 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 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. I think it would be nicer to have a single preference application called simply "Packages" (or "Software Packages"), handling both tasks, than to have two separate applications. I think a prefs app makes more sense in presenting packages as part of the whole. (Presenting the state of the system, allowing to change that state by adding/removing.) In such a prefs app, the terms add/remove should work well. (For the record, I hope we never have to use the word "manager", e.g. "package manager", in a Haiku-provided application.) I think the scope of the uninstaller should be limited to what is listed as installed in the package database. (Or whatever turns up in a query on attributes related to installed package contents, if that gets implemented. But I don't think that's a must-have feature for now.) > There's not much that can confuse the user, and its functions > are explicitly given. What it lacks, though, is giving the user > the information about the given package. I think it's important. > The targeted everyday user won't remember ... I suppose the uninstaller would have to get this information from the original packages, (or non-/less- payload versions of them?), stored in the package database. SoftwareValet appears to do something like that in ~/config/settings/packages. > I have a few propositions ready in my mind. The first one > can be seen below. > > http://sil2100.vexillium.org/ui_proposition_00.svg 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. /Jonas.