Re: Random bits about the graphical installer
Frans Pop wrote:
On Thursday 22 September 2005 10:01, Attilio Fiandrotti wrote:
-the use of the screen space is not optimal
This is true especially related to the main-menu hack: since the
main-menu hack already suffers of two bugs (#322460 and #322464) i'll
temporary disable it.
Would it be possible to use a separate (modal) window for the main menu
that pops up when the menu is active?
not so easily, and i doubt this could improve frontend's usability: the
main-menu hack needs still a lot of work before it can be really used,
but i think that model windows should be avoided.
-the boxes should be resizable so that text always fits in them (this
is veyr true for the progress bar texts)
If the main-menu hack is disabled then the progressbar will be wider,
so that text doesn't exceeds is width
That's not really a clean solution IMO.
The non-graphical installer has the percentage inside the menu bar and the
messages in multiple lines (2 by default, but can be extended) below it.
IMO a similar solution would be preferable to having one single very long
line inside the progress bar.
I should investigate to see if the text inside progressbar can be
splitted in multiple lines; we could even swap the text inside the
progressbar and the text below the progressbar, since the latter is a
GtkLabel that can be splitted in multiple lines.
During the last d-i IRC chat came up the idea to create an
automated mechanism to be able to build ISOs including the GTK
frontend: ny progress on this?
I plan to work on this this weekend.