Bug 24607 - RFE: GUI X setup ugly
Summary: RFE: GUI X setup ugly
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
URL:
Whiteboard:
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-01-22 16:59 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-26 17:46:00 UTC


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Description Hans de Goede 2001-01-22 16:59:30 UTC
The X setup screen in GUI mode looks like this:

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IMHO it would be much prettier like this:
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Thats all folks.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-26 17:34:28 UTC
Assigning to developer.

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-01-26 17:45:55 UTC
We did it this way for a couple of reasons.  The big one is that the way you
suggested would not fit if the installer was run at 640x480 resolution, which is
an option at boot time.  However, packing the screen vertically fits in both
800x600 and 640x480.  Another thing we were concerned about was how the screen
would look in other languages.  Lanugagues like German, for example, which has
very long words, could scroll off the screen.  It would have made packing more
difficult.


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