[packagekit] problematic ui in recent gpk-application
hughsient at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 07:01:50 PDT 2008
On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 15:49 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> I opened gpk-application today, and found that it now has a menuitem
> thats called "Use category group list". I had no idea what it would
> do, and you probably realized that that is a problem, since you added
> a tooltip. It says "Use the complicated group selector".
> Say what ? The tooltip does not help at all to understand what this is about.
Hmm, agreed, this is my own fault. It's my way of putting off the
decision about what menu structure to use.
> I have similar thoughts about the autocompletion checkbox next to it.
> Why is it necessary to make that tweakable ?
> Either completion is useful, in which case it should be always turned
> on, or it is confusing and too slow to be useable,
> in which case it should not be present in the ui at all.
Valid. I've removed both options.
> Last ui complaint, I still miss a File>Quit menuitem, which would be
> nice to have, just for making the Ctrl-Q accel work.
I've already got a system option, does the HIG say I need a Quit item
> On to the non-ui complaints...:-)
> I notice that gpk-application seems to be a lot less responsive than
> it used to be. E.g after expanding a comps group, It takes far too
> many seconds before clicking on one of the subgroups gives me any
> visual feedback.
Yes, I can reproduce. I'm not sure what's going on, but I think the
group is being searched as you expand it. I'll investigate.
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