[sugar] 9.1 Proposal: Control Facility Improvements

Yamandu Ploskonka yamaplos
Fri Oct 24 12:50:32 EDT 2008

While I dislike to add clutter, such buttons would make things more 
evident, a.k.a. intuitive / usable

Now, genesee has a point, some of the activities are huge -  how can the 
user make an informed decision?  maybe adding the information on the 
size?  (more clutter....)

Oh my, wouldn't it be nice the system intelligently assessed potential 
download time, and instead of announcing the size of the activity (a 
meningless number to our audience that supposedly is not mostly made up 
of geeks) it indicated the _time_ it would take to complete the 
operation, i.e., by each button, so I know that if I want to download 
all the updates, it might take me 15 minutes... , if I just want to 
update Chat, 30 seconds. 
That assessment could happen when the system is checking what updates 
are available.

I _like_ that the journal now tells me how much memory I have 
available.  Kudos to the implementor!!!


> Maybe adding buttons for "select all/deselect all" and "select
> installed" would be better, to make managing the selection easier and
> more exposed, could work.  Or, perhaps better, we could offer a
> "smart" activity pack in the list for "Installed activities" which
> then presents a list of all installed activities (checked by default,
> just like the other activity packs).
> - Eben
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 9:09 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 9:07 PM, genesee <genesee.gbh at gmail.com> wrote
>>> One more? Software Updates defaults all available Activities pre-selected.
>>> Their boxes checked, in other words. I would rather choose the updates I
>>> want than de-select the ones I don't. Some of the Activity Groups are huge.
>>> It's a hassle clicking on the many not wanted to download a few.
>> Right-click, "unselect all".  Voila!
>> If only all our 9.1 features were already implemented. ;-)
>>  --scott
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