[Mageia-dev] New mockups about mageia-app-db
marcello.anni at alice.it
Mon Feb 7 12:45:23 CET 2011
> On 6 February 2011 23:17, Fabrice Facorat <fabrice.facorat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2011/2/6 Marcello Anni <marcello.anni at alice.it>:
> >>> 2011/2/6 Marcello Anni <marcello.anni at alice.it>:
> >>> >> 2011/2/6 Marcello Anni <marcello.anni at alice.it>:
> >>> >> > homepage: http://img209.imageshack.us/i/mageiafindouthomepage.jpg/
> >>> >> > browsing page:
> >> http://img696.imageshack.us/i/mageiafindoutbrowsingpa.jpg/
> >>> >>
> >>> >> sorry but who is supposed to use mageia-app-db ? power users ? dev ?
> >>> >> casual/normal users ?
> >>> >>
> >>> >
> >>> > Samuel said that the application must be useful both for newbies and
> >>> > users
> >>> ok for power users, but for normal users the Ui is too cluttered
> >> [remember that this is only a first mockup made by me (the developer is
> >> Samuel), my goal is to provide to him all the most interesting infos and
> >> to develop the app as best as possible.]
> >>> 1. left pane : Release Alpha vs Cauldron ? for a normal user, this
> >>> means pretty nothing. If the user is looking for an
> >>> application/package, then don't talk about release or repositories.
> >> well, if you have mandriva installed, do you think you don't know what
> >> is? alpha release vs. cauldron could be "Mageia 2011" and "Mageia 2012"
> > whereas eventually I may know about release ( Mageia 2011 ), I may not
> > know about updates/backports/testing/....
> > What's the point fo browsing by release ? It's an application
> > database, so you should browse by applications.
this mockup depends for some aspects on the current implementation:
i agree about browsing only by applications, but for power users is important
also the updates/backports/testing/ option.
> >>> What about using instead rpm categories, and then display theses kind
> >>> of information in the package infos
> >> do you mean showing only "amarok" field and when you get into it you'll
> >> download different versions depending on the release installed? it can be
> >> interesting idea.
> > first I see the main categories : Office, Sound & Video, Tools, ...
> > Then the sub-category and then the application :
> > Sound & Video -> Sound -> Amarok
> > The left pane should only show categories, the application list will
> > be displayed in the center pane.
> > See tthe way you navigate in this :
> > http://download.cnet.com/windows/mp3-and-audio-
this reflect the current mockup of the navigation page, did you see it? is it
moreover similar to your preferences?
> >>> 2. right pane : Alpha vs Beta ?
> >> also here, i mean something like this: "Mageia 2011" and "Mageia 2012"
> > this won't scale when you will have more and more release, except if
> > you plan to show only 2 releases, and so to support a mandriva release
> > only during 2 releases cycles.
about this i should hear the developer, depending on how is implemented it
could be useful or cluttering.
> > Close the World, Open the Net
> > http://www.linux-wizard.net
> I like the ratings and the "news" about new packages on the right,
> however the centre pane is a little cluttered, maybe if the info there
> was put into topics with turn down boxes it would make it clearer and
> cleaner as the information is a little distracting atm.
you're right, it is a little cluttered, the home-page mockup is only a first
version to improve. to better satisfy user needs and preferences, we could use
the user preferences and settings, as:
- show only a release
- show only specific packages (+ notifications?)
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