Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72842
UI: new users might not know what `Packages' menu entry does
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
redhat-config-packages is a *very* slick and high quality packaging front end,
especially for users new to Linux and Unix based operating systems in general
(good work). The menu name, `packages' might not be obvious to people without
existing experience in Unix based Operating System. It may be worth changing
the menu entry to `Add / Remove Software' or `Install / Remove Software'
`Software Installer' or the like for the following reasons:
- to allow users new to Linux to find out where to install / uninstall
- to encourage users to use packages as their preferred method to install
- to encourage vendors to package their application so users can install them
with a familiar and very slick interface
Just an idea, but one I think might be beneficial to Red Hat and end users.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Find a user not familiar with Unix terms like `packages'
2.Ask them how to install programs
Actual Results: The user might take a while to find the right app, while they
work out that packages are the method used to install and remove software in
Unfortunately, this is referenced in the printed documentation, so it can't be
changed at this point.