[Installit-dev] First main window contents
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Fri Mar 17 00:47:31 CET 2006
Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> Hey all (especially Benny who asked for it),
> you can now play around with the main window a little bit. I've written
> three package descriptions which you can fetch from the Xfce server. It
> could use few more packages for real testing, but so far I could not
> encourage anyone else to write some (based one the existing ones).
> Here's how to check out what I'm talking about:
> 1. Get a fresh copy of i2t:
> svn co http://svn.xfce.org/svn/xfce/installit/trunk i2t-trunk
> 2. Go into the directory:
> cd i2t-trunk
> 3. Execute the main script:
> python i2t
How about adding executable bit? ;-)
> 4. Go to:
> Actions -> Update packages
> Alternatively, you can make the toolbar visible (using Ctrl-T) and
> click the refresh button.
Toolbar item tooltips would be nice.
> 5. Right-click on the package view or use the toolbar or menu actions
> for marking packages for installation or removal.
> Don't wonder about the toolbar placement as I'm not sure about it yet.
> Olivier says it's wasted space, but the title frame is wasted space
> anyway and I think it's good to have the most important tools near to
> the actual working range/radius of the user.
How about vertical toolbar on the right side? I think the toolbar is an
important UI element that should be enabled by default. Else the users
will be forced to discover the important actions by looking throughs the
> Hope you like it,
Definitely, looks nice. One thing I noticed is that the "Updating
packages" dialog seems to "jump around" (this is probably because of
smart placement in xfwm4). How about reusing the first dialog (not a
biggie, tho, just looks kinda odd)?
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