Bug 251454 - Software Channel Subscription UI bug
Software Channel Subscription UI bug
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Usability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Matthews
Preethi Thomas
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Blocks: 456985 465512
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Reported: 2007-08-09 02:42 EDT by Issue Tracker
Modified: 2010-10-22 13:23 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: sat530
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Last Closed: 2009-09-10 16:21:31 EDT
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image of issue (12.51 KB, image/png)
2007-08-09 02:47 EDT, Martin Poole
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screenshot of a more common case (65.82 KB, image/png)
2007-08-09 07:53 EDT, Máirín Duffy
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Description Issue Tracker 2007-08-09 02:42:59 EDT
Escalated to Bugzilla from IssueTracker
Comment 1 Issue Tracker 2007-08-09 02:43:03 EDT
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.

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 issue 128522
Comment 2 Martin Poole 2007-08-09 02:47:29 EDT
Created attachment 160955 [details]
image of issue
Comment 3 Máirín Duffy 2007-08-09 07:51:12 EDT
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)
Comment 4 Máirín Duffy 2007-08-09 07:53:45 EDT
Created attachment 160968 [details]
screenshot of a more common case
Comment 14 Preethi Thomas 2009-08-04 14:22:35 EDT
Release Pending
test1182.test.redhat.com
Comment 15 Brandon Perkins 2009-09-10 16:21:31 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2009-1434.html

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