[openbeos] Re: on SoftwareValet for OBOS

  • From: "Helmar Rudolph" <helmar@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 16:36:34 +0200

Marcus wrote:

> >better, if you "delete" a link associated with a binary, it
> >invokes the uninstaller rather than just deleting the file.

> No, this would not be that good, since it not usual that deleting
> a link has any effect on the original. A special case for links to
> apps would break consistency of the interface.

Well, one has to think about it from the user experience,
those guys that Anton du Toit spoke about - grandma stuff! ;)
If they see an icon, do you think they know what's behind it.
So if they delete it, they think the application is gone.
Little do they know that it's a link to the app, which also
has many more files associated with it.

So... maybe a message like this will do: "You are about to
delete a link to an application, which contains other files
too. Do you want to delete the link or uninstall the

[ Delete ]   [ Uninstall ]   [ Cancel ]


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