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Re: RH recommends using Windows? plus a Question!



On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 00:04, Michael K. Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 11:52:19PM +0000, Julien Olivier wrote:
> > I could be interested but I'm just wondering: why not use a web form to
> > fetch those information ? Isn't it easier to create a simple form in PHP
> > on redhat's website than create a GUI app ? Users will need an internet
> > connection to validate their form anyway, so I don't see the point to
> > have a desktop app. But maybe I'm missing something...
> 
> Your idea is "run this text application to create a file which you
> then POST to a web site and it then provides you with web forms to
> fill in" -- do I understand right?
> 

Hmm... not at all :) My idea is:

-The user clicks on a link (for example http://hardwarde.redhat.com)
-He then fills a web form asking him which hardware he has and how it
works (in an "assistant/wizard/druid" form, like in bugzilla).
-He validates

> My reasons for a GUI application:
> 
>  o  Seems easier for the novice user to select one "report my hardware"
>     icon from a menu than run a text program, then go through several
>     web pages to upload it and fill out forms about it.  This is really
>     three points:  Easier to find, fewer steps to completion, and
>     perhaps it might be possible to make the interface a bit smarter.
> 

Well, my idea was to click on "report my hardware" and be sent to the
right webpage through Mozilla or Epiphany. So I guess it's as simple as
using a GUI application.

>  o  Could conceivably do queries based on user input (this is vague)
>     and users could intentionally limit the hardware they report
>     (like if they don't want to publish to the whole world that they
>     have a $50,000 computer sitting in their basement or they have
>     hardware under NDA that they are required not to talk about and
>     really don't ever want that information going out of their network.
> 
> But that doesn't mean it's the only way this could work, I'm just sharing
> my vision...
> 
> michaelkjohnson
> 
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