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

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 01:07:12 +0200

Hi Łukasz,

> Your design has a really nice BeOS/Haiku feel in it, since most
> preferences applications were using this layout. But there are a few
> things I don't like about this idea.
> Package names are indeed quite compact, but not every one of them.
> Imagine the situation when a package with a big name would be installed
> on the system. Even with resize to fit the application would loose its
> visual balance greatly, because it would have a wide listview followed
> by a wide description view. The result is a wide window, with normal
> height. This wouldn't look too good and a bit inconsistent.

to be honest, I think your last mockup was just fine. It is insanely simple 
to change the layout later. This "problem" is given way too much talk. 
Removing a package does have some real problems attached, like for example, 
an application installed new versions of libs, but when I remove the 
package, I want my old system back. Someone else maybe doesn't. In any 
case, it is worth more consideration than wether to have horizontal or 
vertical layout. :-)

Best regards,

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