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Re: Bug#186029: Grouping questions in netcfg -- but which ones?

Sex, 2011-01-21 às 15:01 +0100, Samuel Thibault escreveu:
> Miguel Figueiredo, le Fri 21 Jan 2011 13:16:53 +0000, a écrit :
> > > Actually, I don't even understand why people prefer to see questions
> > > grouped. I personally prefer to type foo[ENTER]bar[ENTER], rather than
> > > having to tab between elements, or find out how things are supposed to
> > > be separated (by commas, whatever).
> > > 
> > 
> > If the default value doesn't need to changed it's "two (or more) birds
> > with one stone".
> Still, I find it more efficient to validate them one by one rather than
> validating two, then three, then two again, etc.
> > I guess it also makes sense (i don't argue to everybody) that related
> > questions be together around one subject so they don't seem 'random' but
> > logically partitioned. 
> That, however, I can understand (though I still don't put that in the
> "best" way to do things).
> > And also could lead to fewer steps, even with the same amount to data to
> > feed to the system. 
> I was about to say "well, pressing enter three times is no more tedious
> than just once", but then I realize that indeed I could like to e.g. be
> able to say "yes, all the network stuff can remain the default, I don't
> care".
> One ground issue that remains is that questions depend on each other:
> for the locale for instance, the list of countries depends on the
> language, and the default keymap and timezone depends on the both
> country and language, so unless changing list selection on the fly in
> e.g. the graphical interface, you'll loose efficiency if you group them.
> Same for mirror selection: first the country, then the mirror list. The
> proxy question could be on the side, however.
> One grouping that I see could be done a hostname/domainname combination.
> I usually don't fill the domainname, so just filling the hostname and
> pressing enter is fine.

Out of netcfg's scope...

For the 1st user creation i don't see any harm on grouping "Real name",
"login" and "password" as this is all on the same subject.

> > > For instance, I don't even like (but I can live with) the graphical
> > > installer asking the dupped password on the same screen, it makes d-i
> > > testing a little bit more tedious :)
> > > 
> > 
> > I believe we also have a wishlist BR asking to when press enter to move
> > to the next box :)
> Mmm, and then we'll have a wishlist BR that ctrl-enter validates it
> all... Funny way to switch from tab/enter to enter/ctrl-enter :)
> Samuel

Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo

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