--- Comment #17 from Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora(a)leemhuis.info> 2009-01-04 20:54:54
(In reply to comment #16)
(In reply to comment #14)
> Most users won't be interested in this. They just want to use the recommended
> driver. Directly offering beta and alternate drivers just confuse users. They
> should be offered, but they should be a bit hidden.
The drivers will only appear in the list once the user has installed them, as
the xorg-x11-drv-foo package will have to place the config file into
rpmfusion-config-display's directory before it can detect and configure the
driver... So the variants will only be selectable as long as they've installed
the driver first.
Wouldn't it be better the other way around? How is the user supposed to know
which driver he wants/needs? That's afaics one of the bigtgest problems users
run into right now...
E.g. the user in a ideal world would install rpmfusion-config-display and it
could tell the users which driver to install. Maybe rpmfusion-config-display
could even install the proper package automatically using yum or PK?
> And in your latest mockup they are way to obvious. I'd even
say that users will
> accidentally select the 173 drivers in your design, as it looks like you need
> to select one in that drop-down-box.
Sorry, bug in glade - the sensitivity of the drop-down menu is set to False, so
that would be grayed it out and it would not respond to user interaction until
the user clicked the "manual" radiobutton.
Hmmm. Maybe. But I still tend to think it's wrong to mix to different ways to
chose the driver.
> IOW: if you (for example) have five drivers to offer then use
one scheme to
> present them. E.g. five radiobuttons or one drop-down box with five entries.
> Mixing the two variants will just confuse users. That why I added the checkbox
> "show beta and alternate drivers"; after checing that the radiobutton
> would need to be recreated and show the others as well.
Normally, I'd agree here but I think that using the dropdown for the drivers is
a better option as we don't want to confuse users with a bunch of radio buttons
(all labeled nvidia-this and nvidia-that)...
Well I meant that the others should not be displayed at all (or greyed out) if
the checkbox "show beta and alternate drivers" isn't checked. But maybe
way is better -- as mentioned earlier, I'm not expect in UI design
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