Opened 9 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#6479 closed enhancement (duplicate)

[Installer] change optional packages layout in installer

Reported by: jstressman Owned by: korli
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Installer Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc: jstressman@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

In the Installer (hrev38293 and hrev38307 for reference), if you click the "show optional packages" drop down, the Installer window expands, but it doesn't go back to it's original size when you collapse that section again. Leaving a big blank area.

'yourpalal' in #haiku suggested that perhaps the optional packages dialog should be moved to a second "page" after a "next" button where the "begin" button is now. (Thus paving the way for more package management options in the future, rather than having them stuck amidst the partition options.)

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expanding and collapsing "show optional packages" leaves large blank area amidst the partition options.

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Changed 9 years ago by jstressman

Attachment: installer-layout4.png added

expanding and collapsing "show optional packages" leaves large blank area amidst the partition options.

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by diver

See #5772. It's even listed under Installer component. :-)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jstressman

Summary: Show Optional Packages uses bad layout in installer.[Installer] change optional packages layout in installer

Since 'diver' is correct and I failed to properly search for this bug before posting (my apologies!), we can make this just about the latter half of the ticket as an enhancement rather than a bug.

The layout issue is covered in #5772, but also aside from that...

'yourpalal' in #haiku suggested that perhaps the optional packages dialog should be moved to a second "page" after a "next" button where the "begin" button is now. This would pave the way for more package management options in the future, rather than having them stuck amidst the partition options.

So the layout issue would still have to be addressed, but this could be wrapped into preparing a/the package management section of the installer?

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by stippi

IMHO, Installer does not follow a wizard style, and thus a separate page would be misplaced. It could be ok though, perhaps as tab interface even, but not with a Next button. That goes against the entire workflow as it is at the moment, and I am quite fond of it.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by diver

Component: User InterfaceApplications/Installer
Owner: changed from stippi to korli

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by diver

Blocked By: 5772 added
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Since optional packages should be eventually installed by package manager I'm going to close this one.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by X512

I don't think that recursive duplicates is a good idea.

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by diver

Blocked By: 5772 removed

Ah, you're right.

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