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[REBOL] Re: [] [ANN] Packages: the next generation

From: reblist:codeconscious at: 4-May-2004 12:48

Great work guys! I think these are a good solid steps forward for a REBOL platform. I have a few minor comments on the repack interface: *I like the the display of file sizes. How about some totals eg total package size and amount to download (if it is different from the total size)? *The package header in the specification pane looks like a button but does not behave like a button, which is inconsistent with the rest of the very nice interface. *The descriptions, "package file", "linked script", "package script", script from Library look like they could be useful, but to me I'm not sure what they actually mean. Perhaps a link to a glossary of terms or help page would be good. *It was not obvious to me that clicking on an item in the package pane would invoke network activity. This could be important for someone on a slow link. The subtle psychological consequence is that a user could become worried that they don't know when and where to click to be most efficient. *Related to the last point, if I queue up some package selection clicks every one of them will be processed. Again, on a slow link (or if is responding slowly) someone who just fumbled their package selection might be in for a punishing wait until they get to select their intended package. Can some events be eaten? Does a package need to be requeried if the last query in the current session is only a few minutes old? Anyways, thanks again for the great work! Brett.