PulkoMandy <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: ... > I think it would be nice to have all these questions > asked to the user while the installer is copying files. Sure, why not. You might want a split view, so the user is aware that the installation is still in progress and not yet complete. One might need to deferr actual writing of prefences until the installation has finshed, to avoid having them lost or overwritten. ... > And, by the way, I don't like the 'wizard' approach. > Better let the user browse trough features in no > particular order and check what he wants. It doesn't have to be page-based, step-by-step. There are a couple of different user interface approaches to take: (A) Just offering a single-choice list of locale packs - Russia - Japan - Korea - China ... with no choices and little information of what they contain. (B) A single page window offering a strict subset of the prefences: a single language, a keymap, a font that can actually show the glyphs of that language, ... (C) À la carte - any/all preferences, targetting the volume to which Haiku is being installed. (All preferences would need to have support added for targetting a volume other than the current boot volume, and/or deferred writing, delegating settings file writing to Installer itself, to be done when the install is finished.) Or a combination of A, B and C. Start with a locale pack (A), (or no locale pack) if necessary edit the simple options (B) and then tweak the post-install target volume to your heart's content by using any of all available prefs panels (C) depending on how much time/patiens you have. C. has the benefit that you get familiar with the panels you will be using later on. Negative is that it dumps all options in your lap perhaps a bit too early, with little guidance for a fat-locale/many choices necessary use case, and leaving you to sort out which preferences are necessary (now/install time) and which are not (now/never). /Jonas.