[Installit-dev] First main window contents

Jannis Pohlmann info at sten-net.de
Fri Mar 17 01:00:40 CET 2006

On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 00:47:31 +0100
Benedikt Meurer <benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> wrote:

> Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> > Hey all (especially Benny who asked for it),
> Hey Jannis,
> > 3. Execute the main script:
> >      python i2t
> How about adding executable bit? ;-)

Subversion tends to remove it again. But I set the svn:executable flag
now, this should help. I didn't knew there is something like that.

> > 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.

Oh, yes. I'll add them tomorrow.

> > 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 menus first.

I hate vertical toolbars. I can't explain why, but they always make me
think the user interface was randomly sticked together. But I could
imagine that it looks ok on the right. I'll try this out and post a
screenshot on installit.xfce.org tomorrow.

> > 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)?

I could either make the dialog a singleton (which I don't quite like)
or make one instance available globally. Should be possible without too
much hacky code.

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