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Re: [equinox-dev] New Update Manager UI : Your thoughts


This is a classic producer/consumer viewpoint issue.  If you bake it into the bundle/feature/group/... then you limit the consumption scenarios.  Yes, it is true, one could allow this policy to be set by the bundle producer but I would very very strongly urge people to never set it to "force" (whatever).  Look at it another way, I think my thing is "Eclipse" so I put "Eclipse" everywhere in the messages.  You think your thing is your product (RAD, Foo, Bar, ...) and get very bummed when users see "Eclipse" everywhere.  Similarly, you are some enterprise that has bought a site license for a product that happens to include some bundles that have this force bit set.  Now all your users are faced with license questions when they update.

Anyway, it may be that we allow producers to force license display but I really hope no one uses it. :-)

Jeff



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The need for license acceptance is  typically a requirement discretion of the plugin provider and not the consumer of the plugins. So allowing the consumer to disable the license acceptance should only be optional at the discretion of the plugin provider.


Peter


equinox-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 06/13/2007 09:04:39 AM:

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> The provisioning system should already know about the sites and
> should be able to discover more.
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> Actually I missed in there where the users said which plugin they wanted.
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> User should not have to accept a license if the plugin is coming
> from a known/trusted site.  Sites should be ranked in this way
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> Restart may not be needed
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> Jeff
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> Ok, here is some thoughts on the gui for installing a new plugin.
> This is in keeping with the philosophy of keeping the simple things simple.
> I wish there were a place where I could upload some docs and sample
> images to make the point more clear, but i will just type some stufffor now.
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> 1.        User clicks on 'Install new plugin' button
> 2.        Dialog box with single text field asks to enter the url of
> pluign update site.
> 3.        update manager automatically gets the latest available
> version of the plugin.
> 4.        asks the user to accept the license.
> 5.        if license accepted, then installs plugin and asks user torestart.
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> The update site url, etc are automatically saved by the program and
> user doesnt need to give a 'name' along with the url as we have to do now.
> Also no dialog box for confirming 'install all'. All user has to
> enter is the url and accept the license.
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> the dialog in step 2 can have an 'advanced' button, which when
> selected allows user to choose the exact version to install.
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> your thoughts? any compulsory steps in the install process we might
> be missing this way?
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