[kubuntu-devel] Re: Kubuntu is not for beginners?

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Mon Aug 12 10:34:14 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 03:33:27PM -0400, Little Girl wrote:
> 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.

It's marked "Install" to warn the user their hard disk is about to be
modified, possibly removing things currently on it.  It's half way
through the installer steps to make the install as quick as possible,
you can start the install while you do the rest of the config steps.

The design is from canonical's design team and follows the gtk
frontend.  Currently I can't think of another way of telling the user
"we're about to modify your hard disk" without getting in their way
but as you say it's not very clear.  I seem to remember the suse
installer has an ugly "do you really want to do this" dialogue which
users will just ignore because it's getting in their way.


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