[packagekit] reminding the user "in a little bit"

Robin Norwood rnorwood at redhat.com
Mon Jan 14 11:15:07 PST 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 13:46 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-01-14 at 18:39 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > Sometimes we display a nag message to the user "You have 113 critical
> > updates" and the options are "Don't show me again" and "Update now" -
> > but sometime you are just busy for a little bit and want it to go away
> > automatically and come back.
> > 
> > What about adding a third button "Remind me again in 10 minutes" for
> > when you just need to finish writing a letter and then can manually
> > update. Note: This won't be seen by default, as updates should
> > automatically be installed.
> > 
> > Comments?
> Seems superfluous. Why wouldn't I want the update to happen in the
> background while I'm writing my letter? Also, in case I'm afraid the
> update would blow my machine away and eat my precious letter, why
> wouldn't I just leave the dialog open until such a time I'm ready to
> deal with it?

I agree, plus the fact that updates usually aren't all that critical
anyway.  (Except for the security conscious, who probably have it set to
apply security checks automatically).  The user already has lots of good
options for configuring how they want updates to be handled.  This
addition isn't really worth the clutter, imho.


Robin Norwood
Red Hat, Inc.

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