[PC-BSD Testing] Add descriptions to newfs options

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Tue Sep 14 07:00:16 PDT 2010

Quoting Dru Lavigne <drulavigne at sympatico.ca>:

>> In the PC-BSD installer when you choose to setup a manual partitioning,
>> you only see "UFS, UFS + S, UFS + J", etc. So you don't know what the
>> letters actually mean. Would it be possible to add a mouse-over box with
>> some descriptive text?
> We plan to add help/descriptive text to all of the PC-BSD menus by   
> 9.0. We discussed design a bit over the weekend at OLF as there is   
> only
> so much screen real estate and many users tend to ignore Help   
> buttons. The most logical solution so far is to provide some text on  
>  the
> screen and a More link for those readers who wish to continue   
> reading if all the text did not fit on the screen.
> Ping me if you're interested in helping in writing/reviewing the   
> text. Basically, any screen which currently doesn't have a Help button
> (i.e. non-KDE menus) will need some help text. The goal is to   
> provide text that is actually helpful, so the more writers/reviewers  
>  the
> better.

Good idea. You can send me the text if you like me to review it.


Lars Engels
E-Mail: lars.engels at 0x20.net
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