[Installit-dev] First main window contents

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Fri Mar 17 01:07:32 CET 2006

Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
>>>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.

That's what I meant actually.

>>>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.

Just an idea. The horizontal toolbar will do as well. But you'll need a
way for users to easily discover the most important actions.

> Regards,
> Jannis


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