[TriLUG] really bad GUI design
Sinner from the Prairy
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 12:05:19 -0400
>although it's not in anaconda, a perfect example of really bad GUI
>design is rebuilding a kernel when you run "make xconfig".
>if you ultimately choose to "Quit Without Saving" (which, i should
>point out, uses too many upper case letters :-), you get the dialog
>Changes will be lost. Are you sure?
> OK Cancel
>i'm not sure a dialog gets more confusingly worded than that,
>particularly the "Cancel" choice, which might lead someone to
>think, "cancel? cancel what? the exit? saving the changes?"
>just being pedantic.
It's not pedantinc.
In fact, makes so much sense. I haven't been recompiling the kernel lately.
(yes, I know, buuuuh! your not an 3l33t3 g33k anymore!). But I recall
getting puzzled all the time after seeing this message. I know that English
is not my first language, but I think that I can understand almost anything
(old Shakesperean English and Australian talk aside). Even though, I always
thought that either my reading comprenhension goes down while recompiling
the kernel (y'know, lotsa CPU cycles being used) or there's something really
fishy about the GUI in xconfig.
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