[packagekit] GUI ideas

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 02:03:07 PDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 21:22 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > No comments? ;)

Yes, sorry. I went on a survival weekend for my friends birthday, and
lets just say, I didn't survive very well. I've never pulled a blood
sucking insect out of my skin before, and I don't want to repeat the
process any time soon! :-)

> I think we have pretty broad agreement on the problematic aspects of
> the current UI. Your post points out a lot of the same things I wrote
> about earlier.

Sure, I suck at UI design. I'll take some of your points onboard today,
but something we can't do is the click-install-search-install concurrent
activity. I had hoped we could do that in early versions of PackageKit
but it's just too tricky from a cache consistency problem.

> What we need now is someone with the courage to realize an alternative
> UI along the lines of your mockup...

Well, courage, and enough time to code something! I know that
gpk-application has it's flaws, but it's probably better to modify and
rewrite incrementally then to start a whole new tool IMHO.


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