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This page provides links to the various design and discussion documents surrounding the p2 User Interface.
This page captures user scenarios in the p2 User Interface and discusses problems and issues in the workflow.
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== Original Goals ==
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== Workflows ==
Most of the goals were derived from problems observed/reported in the previous UI (Update Manager).  See  [[Equinox p2 UM workflows]] for the equivalent scenarios.
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* [[Equinox p2 UM workflows]] summarizes the Eclipse 3.3 Update Manager scenarios
* Reduce click/decision counts
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* [[Equinox p2 UI 3.4 workflows]] summarizes the goals for the Eclipse 3.4 (p2) Update UI. It includes scenarios and compares click counts to the 3.3 UI.
* Move advanced concepts out of main workflows
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* [[Equinox p2 UI 3.5 workflows]] provides mockups for proposed changes in 3.5
** required software details (automatic resolution)
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** repo management (alternate views of content)
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** mirror selection (automatic)
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** install locations (not supported)
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* Automatic updating should not interrupt workflow
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* Make it easier for users to get content they find on the web
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* Integrate "what do I have" with "what can I get"
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* Integrate "what do I have" with "what updates are available"
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* User-oriented error messages, higher level explanations
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* Code structured for multiple levels of integration (pluggable policies, different host dialogs, building blocks)
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== Scenarios ==
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== Design discussions ==
=== Check for updates ===
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* [[Equinox p2 UIWG Walkthrough|p2 UIWG First Walkthrough]] includes the both the prep info and the minutes from the 6/25/2008 walkthrough of the p2 UI at the UIWG.
*Help >
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* [[Equinox p2 UI Use Cases]] includes discussion of user personas, important user scenarios, and discussion of changes that may be necessary in the 3.5 p2 UI
*Software Updates...
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*[[Equinox/p2/UIWG Walkthrough 2|p2 UIWG Second Walkthrough]] includes the prep info for the 10/1/2008 walkthrough of the p2 UI at the UIWG
  
[[Image:P2InstalledList.jpg]]
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== Development Plans ==
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* [[Equinox p2 UI Plan]] contains the working plan for the UI current release
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* [[Equinox p2 UI Eclipse 3.4 Plan]] contains milestone plans from the 3.4 release
  
*Installed Software
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== Testing ==
*Update...
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* [[Equinox/p2/UI Manual Tests]] contains the UI manual tests
  
[[Image:P2UpdateDialog.jpg]]
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== How-to's ==
 
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* [[Equinox/p2/Adding Self-Update to an RCP Application]]
*Next
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[[Image:P2LicenseDialog.jpg]]
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*I accept...
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*Finish
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==== Click/decision count ====
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* 7 clicks/decisions (vs. 14 for UM)
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* Can reduce to 5 once a license has been accepted/remembered (vs. 12 with UM automatic mirror selection)
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* Advanced concepts to ignore for main task
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** 0 on main task (Revert button on Installed Page could be considered one)
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** 1 in UM flow (user specified install locations, not supported in p2)
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=== What can I get? ===
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=== Here's something cool on the web ===
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=== What do I have? ===
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=== Automatic Updating ===
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=== What's wrong? ===
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=== Repo management ===
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== Problems ==
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* Implementation has same performance problems as UM did (user may have to wait a long time for content to fill in or for resolution to take place).
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* Original modeless ("dashboard") design forced modal due to implementation problems with progress reporting, keyboard handling, inconsistency with rest of Eclipse
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* Too much repo management forced on user
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* We haven't improved error reporting (some find it worse) - need to decipher resolution errors and report in user-friendly way
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* We removed detail about software requirements/underlying libraries.  Some users want to know.  Inconsistencies remain due to late-breaking issues (need to show licenses for all things even though user doesn't see those things anywhere else).
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== Questions ==
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* tweak the problems or step back?
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* unfolding of detail
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== Milestone plans ==
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UI planning information has moved to [[Equinox p2 UI Plan]]
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[[Category:Equinox p2|User Interface]]
 
[[Category:Equinox p2|User Interface]]

Latest revision as of 14:30, 3 January 2011

This page provides links to the various design and discussion documents surrounding the p2 User Interface.

Workflows

Design discussions

  • p2 UIWG First Walkthrough includes the both the prep info and the minutes from the 6/25/2008 walkthrough of the p2 UI at the UIWG.
  • Equinox p2 UI Use Cases includes discussion of user personas, important user scenarios, and discussion of changes that may be necessary in the 3.5 p2 UI
  • p2 UIWG Second Walkthrough includes the prep info for the 10/1/2008 walkthrough of the p2 UI at the UIWG

Development Plans

Testing

How-to's