Application talk:Preware

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Features and Suggestions

Adding some suggestions... --Decimation 15:14, 17 August 2009 (EST)

  • Show a progress bar or some sort of notification of the download/installation progress of an would really be nice to have some feedback after clicking install.
  • Change the pop up dialog when an app is installed/removed... it's kinda ugly. Maybe show a notification at the bottom? That would be pretty cool.
    • The popup dialog is temporary until the service can supply progress of the action. When there is a progress bar, the popup will no longer be needed. --oil 20:44, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Adding some suggestions...for way into the future -- (s4mb4)

  • a process that would hook into the notification system to notify of available updates.

Adding some suggestions... -- Tlp 23:30, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Swipe installed applications in list to uninstall
    • Is there a time where you want to remove multiple apps? (multiple as in more then a couple.) --oil 20:44, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Adding some suggestions... --Decimation 12:30, 20 August 2009 (EST)

  • Adding an "Update All" button to the update menu would be cool.. convenience is key ;)

Suggestion: --Cdjh 15:54, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Add a feature to remove all patches and modifications to webos before and webos update. Sort of a "Get me ready for and update" button. This would allow the user to remove all these patches such as the virtual keyboard with one button to update webos without fear. One button to add them back after the update would be cool too

Suggestion: StoneRyno 21:05, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Download counts and ratings. The end of the current detail page is ok but feels more like looking at one of the technical detail scenes like the ##DEBUG# scene. I think that info can be cleaned up to look more presentable, small font size and put version last update and size in a bar near the top of the page like seen in the official app catalog.

Suggestion: Hmagoo 11:30, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

  • We're in need of a workaround for the limit on installable apps via the app catalog. Preware gets around this but also, in the process, adds to the number of installed apps as seen by the App Catalog, et al. What would be a useful feature is to be able to uninstall hunks of apps previously installed by Preware in an effort to make apps installable via the App Catalog. This would be a temporary removal as we would desire reinstalling the homebrews after using the App Catalog.
    • Caveats: Homebrew apps that use databases, and installed/downloaded files would not be removed without reducing their usability, So we would want to exclude on a case by case basis or with the use of flags?
    • Preware is great in keeping track of what is installed and which version, would be great to see something like this added so that we can use the App Catalog and install piles of Homebrews. (smile)

Possible Bug/Suggestion

The new messages during version check/feed downloading are much better at explaining what is going on. However, I still have a problem if I get a notification or switch away from Preware after I open it before it finishes downloading. All of the steps between clicking the Preware icon and loading the feeds seem to require that Preware be in the foreground and not interrupted. Once it starts loading the feeds, I can switch away with no problem, and even get the nice banner popup that tells me when the feeds are finished. Is there a way to fix this problem so that I can open preware and immediately switch to another app, without it getting stuck on version checking or updating feeds?

I can explain the problem in more detail if this is confusing, and I can recreate it every time.

Thanks, Zinge 06:38, 30 October 2009 (UTC)