Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251454
Software Channel Subscription UI bug
Last modified: 2010-10-22 13:23:32 EDT
Escalated to Bugzilla from IssueTracker
Description of problem:
This has to do with the screen that comes up on the RHN Satellite v5.0.0 when you are viewing a system "Details" screen, and click on the "Alter Channel Subscriptions" link. See attached PNG.
The screen designer is obviously trying to get somebody's attention with the bold text to the right of the channel names. I am unable to find documentation regarding the point of this attention grab.
Documentation aside, the UI presentation is a bug. This is a very click-intensive application, which means it is somewhat error prone. The administrator's attention *needs* to be on the left side of the child channel display. This presentation is forcing it to the right -- thus exacerbating the potential for entry of an incorrect configuration.
Steps to Reproduce:
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Created attachment 160955 [details]
image of issue
Actually, that display is quite useful when, as in the majority case, you have
an actual limit of how many subscriptions you have available per channel. The
point of the 'attention grab' is to help make it clear which channels are more
scarce than others to help in the decision-making process involved in selecting
a channel for subscription.
Point taken though, it's clear in this case the design is not suitable in all
scenarios. My suggestion for this would be to add logic, if unlimited then the
text is not bold. Also, to only bold the actual number, not the parentheses and
'available' text (see attached screenshot below)
Created attachment 160968 [details]
screenshot of a more common case
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