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View Poll Results: Would you rather have a GUI debricking interface? or a TUI interface?
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #46
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No, no.
Let the machine running this KindleFix be the web sever. Then take another machine (say, Kindle Fire or maybe plain old PC) and connect it to KindleFix through Ethernet or WiFi. Then just use ordinary browser and web interface provided by KindleFix (FIXME: somebody need to implement it).
This is how things should work in year 201x!
What if you've only got the one computer?
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #47
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What if you've only got the one computer?
Why are you complicating things?

Web browser isn't a computer prerogative. Even my really old mobile phone has one.

Or you can take your computer to a friend with another computer. Make a KindleFix party.

It's not a real problem BTW. KindleFix implicitly requires at least one computer to run, right? Is it a real problem? No. And two isn't much bigger than one. So just change word "one" to "two" in requirements.

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #48
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No, no.

Let the machine running this KindleFix be the web sever. Then take another machine (say, Kindle Fire or maybe plain old PC) and connect it to KindleFix through Ethernet or WiFi. Then just use ordinary browser and web interface provided by KindleFix (FIXME: somebody need to implement it).

This is how things should work in year 201x!
So you need TWO computers in addition to your kindle? Umm... no thanks!

But then of course, you can run the webserver and browser on the same PC (localhost connection 127.0.0.1).

And AJAX apps are not without problems themselves (but better than in the early LAMP days when I did it, back in the late 90's to about 2001).
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So you need TWO computers in addition to your kindle? Umm... no thanks!
Exactly...

Anyways, I've also included python-dialog in KindleFix. I'm looking at the Text installer for Ubuntu, will report back.

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:26 PM   #50
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I do like the text installer for ubuntu, It does seem to be mostly dialog based....

Still deliberating on the pros and cons of the two...
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:34 PM   #51
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Added a poll, please vote, I want to see what you think is better...

GUI Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Less getting used to the environment for Windoze users
  • It's pretty

Cons
  • hardware support problems
  • I think it's harder to connect to WiFi from the commandline, (we might need internet if we want to upload a log somewhere...)

TUI Pros and Cons

Pros
  • simple
  • low system requirements

Cons
  • Might be too hard for Windows users to get used to...
  • Accessibility

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What about accessibility? Would there be voice-based UI and screeen reader?
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What about accessibility? Would there be voice-based UI and screeen reader?
added to the list....
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:57 PM   #54
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What's the reasoning for using SUSE? Is it especially easy to create a custom distribution with it?
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #55
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:36 PM   #56
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How about this: Ask the user weather he wants gui or tui
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:23 AM   #57
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I added a gui to the imx_usb using zenity. It's written in bash, and comes with full localization.
https://github.com/aditya3098/imx_usb_loader
You can localize the gui.localizer file.

It wouldn't be too tough to use kdialog or dialog or even xmessage

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I just checked the poll... seems like I'm the only one who prefers a text-based one for now (vs. 5 votes for a GUI)

I'm not opposed to a GUI. I'm just warning that a GUI poses many problems that a text-dialog-based installer (analogous to Ubuntu installer) wouldn't have - both in terms of interoperability and developer friendliness. In short: a GUI will be much more complicated to *develop*, while not offering any benefits during *use*. After all, we're talking about a distro whose purpose is to debrick a Kindle, not a 24/7 desktop OS.

But yeah, that's just my 2 cents
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As I said, we should ask the user what he wants
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How about this: Ask the user weather he wants gui or tui
Which presumes the user has some personal experience using both types of user interface.

Unfortunately, there is at least one widely distributed operating system whose users have next to zero experience with one of the choices.
Making it a waste of bandwidth to even ask.
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