Flight 5 installation and first impressions report

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Tue Mar 14 05:39:36 GMT 2006

On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 10:26:10PM -0500, Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy wrote:


> 3. During the package installation process two things caught my eye.
> When copying package files from the CD, the installer claims to be
> "downloading" them which I found very misleading (actually went to a
> console to figure out what is going on) and also, when
> preparing/unpacking/etc packages the package names and stages scroll too
> fast to read, so there is no way for the user to read what is going on.
> If this information is not important to the user, I don't think it
> should be there (progress bar should be enough to indicate activity) and
> if it is considered important (in case of a failed install or something)
> there should be some pointer where the user can reach it after wards
> (installer log files I suppose).

I personally like it, it gives you some real feedback, I've always hated
in say, a windows install, that you just get this magic progressbar and
no idea what its doing.

But thats just me, also on slower machines, its not too fast, and even
on my machine I can read them and its nice to see what its installing,
many times i've seen a package and wondered what it was and found it
very usefull.



Trent Lloyd <lathiat at bur.st>
Bur.st Networking Inc.

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