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Re: Prefab Program Selections (was: RE: Regrouping on "installationprofile" idea)

On Tue, 15 Nov 2005, Tim O'Callaghan wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 01:51:24AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 10:43:11PM -0600, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> > >"Prefab Program Selections"
> > >
> > >?  It still has that Unix ugly to it, but it actually says what it means and
> > >means what it says, so everybody wins.
> >
> > I like "selections" but I don't like "prefab".  And, right now, I
> > think that Igor was telling me that you can't do something like:
> >
> > Prefab Program Selections
> >   C Development
> >   X Desktop
> >   ...
> >
> > Because setup.exe can't handle that.

Actually setup.exe *can* handle that, but it'll be

Prefab Program Selections
   1.0-1   1.0-1    [] []   1k   C Development

(with many more spaces -- i.e., the words "C Development" will not be
readily seen).  We could, of course, reorder the columns in category view,
but that won't help people using the current version of setup.  So I agree
with CGF -- the category name ought to immediately make it clear that
there's interesting stuff beyond the right edge of the chooser...

> > So, it would have to be:
> >
> > C Development Prefab Program Selection
> > X Desktop Prefab Program Selection
> > ...
> >
> > which is a little wordy.

Nope.  The point is that we want to convey the fact that this *category*
contains groups of packages that allow performing certain tasks.  The
names of the packages themselves aren't as important.

> > I do think we want to convey that these are optional easy-to-use
> > selections which will pull in all of the programs required for a
> > standard "use case" (as they like to say where I work).
> >
> > How about "standard selection"?
> >
> > C Development Standard Selection
> > X Desktop Standard Selection
> > ...
> >
> > Bleah.  I don't know.  Maybe it just can't be properly conveyed
> > without all sorts of flashy gui balloons and help.
> How about 'Bundle' ?

I like "Bundle", but it still doesn't convey that one only needs to
install one such bundle for each task that they want to do.  How about
"Task-oriented Bundles"[*] or something?  The "Task-oriented" part clearly
shows that these are bundled with a specific task in mind.
[*] Of course, it'd be ".TASK-ORIENTED_BUNDLES"...
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