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Re: Profile Downloading


Awesome work. Here are a few thoughts:

= Premade Profiles tab: =
 * The controls at the bottom-left are active when no profile is
selected. Maybe one way to help direct the user's flow of thoughts
would be to "gray out" those controls until a profile is selected.
 * Could a name be suggested upon selecting a profile? For example, if
I click Ubuntu 10.10 amd64, the name "ubuntu-10.10-amd64" could
automatically appear in the name field. Or, hey! as an Easter egg, it
could randomly pick from a list of names. That would be funny.
 * I really like the donate link in the Premade Profiles tab. Is there
any way we could work that into the main interface rather than a tab?
 * As the profile downloads, the download indicator dialog grays out
and nothing happens until the download is complete.

= Download tab: =
 * The Download tab is beautiful! One problem is that when you cancel
downloads, you're stuck and have to restart Keryx.

If you like any of those ideas but don't have time to implement them
yourself, say the word and I'll give it a whirl.

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 4:04 PM, Chris Oliver <excid3@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If you guys don't mind trying out the latest...I've got some more additions
> I've made, but it feels like the GTK interface is getting unstable.
> Sometimes I get crashes out of the blue, and they don't come with any
> errors. Restarting the app works just fine so I must be doing something
> wrong with threading.
> Terrible code. I really should have planned this out, but what can I say? :\
> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Chris Oliver <excid3@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Yeah I forgot to mention that, I tested the update locally but forgot to
>> change the live test one. And it also doesn't have a valid sources or
>> status. It should write valid amd64 or i386 next time someone updates or
>> starts a new one.
>> So upload your profiles to the new site, and we will maintain them on that
>> site now.
>> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 9:01 AM, mac9416 <mac9416@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> That's pretty darn cool! One problem though. The "Test Test" profile
>>> has an invalid architecture value. Looks like supported architecture
>>> strings are "amd64, armel, i386, ia64, powerpc, and sparc".
>>> On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 9:27 PM, Chris Oliver <excid3@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> > So...I have been waiting for this for quite a while...
>>> > http://profiles.keryxproject.org is now ready (as much as it can be I
>>> > guess).
>>> > The latest deb package that is building on Launchpad has support for
>>> > downloading from this website and using them as profiles. This way we
>>> > don't
>>> > have to keep uploading things on our own, and we can provide a smooth
>>> > service for users.
>>> > Files on the profiles site are hosted on my Amazon S3 account, which is
>>> > free
>>> > to an extent, and pretty cheap past that. I think I'll be formally
>>> > asking
>>> > for donations (shamelessly, since that's the only thing that keeps this
>>> > going) or see if we can get sponsored by Canonical. Who knows.
>>> > I do need to add some tips to the Add New Profile section so that
>>> > people
>>> > know HOW to use this site, but for now, we can populate it ourselves,
>>> > and
>>> > when we do the official launch, we can look super awesome. :P
>>> > Let me know how things work for you.
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Chris Oliver
>>> > http://excid3.com
>>> >
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>> Chris Oliver
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