[PC-BSD Dev] New installer update

Ken Kasina kenkasina at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 05:46:26 PDT 2008

Thanks guys, I shall take all your suggestions into consideration and see
what can be done. I shall keep you posted on the development.

Kris, yes its in C++. I shall write the modules and manipulation code but
I'll need your help with the scripts.

Kennedy Kasina.

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Fabrizio Parrella <fabrizio at bibivu.com>wrote:

> I like it.. but how about trying to create something NEW?
> this reminds me winXp installation with the blue left bar...
> maybe something with a top bar (I know also that one has already been
> done)...
> I am not a designer, but what I think that would be nice would be something
> like:
> Display the text as a simple top menu (maybe with colors and similar), if
> the text is more than XX chars, shows only XX chars plus a "...".  When
> passing the mouse over, they will expand to show the whole text if that is
> necessary
> When the installation is on a selected part of the menu, that item will
> display the whole text (maybe with a cool expand/contract effect), will
> change the colors, maybe from a light gray text to a dark bold black, and
> maybe the background from a bark blue to a light blue and giving an effect
> of raise from the other choices.  if the item selected has  other possible
> "subitems", they can be displayed as a dropdown, or as a second bar under
> the first one that will differ only in colors and formatting from the first
> bar.
> This I think that it will give us more space in the center of the page for
> some installation HELP that will explain the different installations, why
> and how to set up an user, etc....
> on the "installation progress", I would remove the menu showing only
> "installing PC-BSD", maybe ending with "..." that area animated from 1 dot
> to 3 dot and back to 1
> other than that, I like the body of the page and the colors of it.
> just my 2 eurocents :-D
> Fabry
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.com>
> To: "Ken Kasina" <kenkasina at gmail.com>
> Cc: <dev at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Dev] New installer update
>  Ken Kasina wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> This are screenshots of the final proposed installer design. I am still
>>> working on the code and hope to be done in time for PC-BSD 7.1 release if
>>> not then we can settle for release 7.2. I hope you all find it ok.
>>> Regards,
>>> Ken Kasina
>> Very nice looking! I think it looks a worldLOT better than my old
>> design. Will we be able to have it automatically resize widgets when
>> different translations are applied? That was one downside the older
>> installer, everthing was designed with 1024x768 in mind, and sometimes
>> when you selected a different language which uses longer text for
>> labels, it would get cut off.
>> Right now I'm thinking that 7.1 will include KDE 4.2, which is released
>> at the end of Janurary, so that should give you several months to get
>> this working to a point where we can start testing with it. Will that be
>> enough time you think?
>> --
>> Kris Moore
>> PC-BSD Software
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