Kubuntu is not for beginners?

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 19:33:27 UTC 2013

Hey there,

Scott Kitterman wrote:
> Little Girl wrote:


> > When you're on one of the steps relatively early on (I think it's
> > the one where you partition your drives), there is an *Install* or
> > *Install Kubuntu* button (sorry, can't remember exactly what's on
> > it) at the bottom of the right pane. Meanwhile, you can clearly
> > see that there are steps in the left pane that you have not yet
> > completed, and it's disconcerting to think that Kubuntu will now
> > install without you getting the chance to complete those steps.
> > My suggestion is to replace that button with a *Continue* or
> > *Next* button like the rest of the steps have. Just my two cents.
> > (:
> This is the step where the actual installation starts.  The steps
> that come after collect information that's not needed until almost
> the end of the process.  The reason it's the way it is now is to
> try and communicate that this is when the actual install starts.

That explains why it's the way it is. (:
> I can see your point, but we need to also not surprise people at
> this point when the installation actually starts.

Most of the steps don't have buttons that tell you exactly what the
button does. You get that information by reading the contents of the
right pane. The time zone step, for instance, doesn't have a *Change
time zone* or *Set time zone* button, but instead has a *Continue* or
*Next* button. It would be nice if the "offending" step could be
written in the same way, with all the pertinent information being in
the right pane and the button just letting you know that you're
moving on to the next step in the process.

An alternative might be to remove the left pane so that the user
can't see that there are more steps after that one. But I'm not too
fond of this alternative, since there's the chance that the user
could walk away from the computer after clicking the button in
question only to come back later and find out that there are more
steps to complete before the operating system actually gets installed.

Another alternative might be to reorganize the steps so that the
information in the later steps could be gathered (and stored in
variables for the installation script to use later) before that step,
in which case it becomes the final step, and when you click that
button, you're done, which would at least make the text of the button
make sense.

Of them all, I like the first one the best, because I'm all about
consistency, and that way all the buttons would be the same. Two more
of my cents. (:

Little Girl

There is no spoon.

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