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Re: PackageKit UI



Richard Hughes wrote:
On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 18:11 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Richard Hughes wrote:
On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 16:45 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
* Why are you not using the application icons in the left side
instead of the right corner completely disconnected from the app itself?
The icons in the list change as you select them, for instance a trash
icon is overlaid when it's to be deleted. There's also a non-trivial
cost of looking up each themed icon which can slow the GUI down a lot.
Can that be done async?

Ohh, I guess so, yes.
* What about group installation and removals?
Still in the planning state, I've yet to find a good UI for any of this.
Yell if you can think of a good one.
Pirut did it in the context menu and providing a button when you click on a group. You might want to check that out.

Yes, I've checked it out and it didn't seem very obvious to me - it also
ties PackageKit into the native comps mapping which it already maps to
more abstract groups.

Perhaps it would be good enough to provide a sub-menu in the left that is an abstract group 'Groups' and then have only the native comps listed in that filtered 'abstract group'? That should allow you to select and apply installation/removal of a 'Group' without any UI change at all really, as if the group was a package.

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