On Apr 16, 2016, at 7:45 PM, Jim Hall <jh...@freedos.org> wrote:
> Putting on my "technical editor" hat, I'm suggesting these fixes and edits
> for 1.2-pre16. I know these may seem like trivial edits, but I think they
> make the installer more professional.
> 1. Lists should be introduced either with a question or a colon. I prefer a
> question. I've included these edits below.
> 2. List entries should either have a period at the end of each option, or it
> should not. For the installer, I prefer no period. I've included these edits
> below. You already use sentence case, which is good.
> 3. I prefer that the word "FreeDOS" not be written in red. In many cultures,
> red is a warning color. Please use blue or bright white instead of red for
> the word "FreeDOS" and the "1.2-pre15" label.
> 4. Similarly, let's avoid red for other text, if they aren't error messages.
> The drive letter and package currently being installed both appear in red.
> For consistency with the colors used in the quickformat output, let's use
> cyan or bright white for this text.
> 5. The title bar should say "FreeDOS 1.2-pre15 Install" (not "…Installer")
> 6. When prompting for the language, instead of this:
> Please select you language.
> ..the installer should ask:
> What is your preferred language?
> 7. When asking if the user really wants to proceed, please remove the periods
> at the end of each option.
> 8. When asking to partition the target drive, please remove the periods at
> the end of each option. Also, there's a typo in the "Yes" option. It should
> Yes - Partition drive C:
> 9. When prompting to reboot the computer after running FDISK, please remove
> the periods at the end of each option.
> 10. When prompting to format the hard drive, please remove the periods at the
> end of each option.
> 11. When asking what packages to install, please remove the periods at the
> end of each option.
> 12. At the prompt before starting the install process, please remove the
> periods at the end of each option.
> 13. When prompting to reboot the computer after the installation, please
> remove the periods at the end of each option.
> 14. The installer asks "do you wish" in some places and "do you want" in
> other places. Let's use "do you want" throughout, for consistency. (For
> example, "Do you want to format your drive?")
> Is it possible to remove the patterned background, and just use a plain blue
> background instead? I think this would look better.
All are very easy to do. FDI is completely themed.
The Red is just the Highlight Color I picked for a high contrast to the Light
Gray dialog box. I don't think Cyan or White will have a high enough contrast.
How about just plain Blue?
Get rid of the periods. Period! :-) All text is in a "Language" file. So, easy
to remove and make adjustments.
Textured background. Easy, just a theme option.
There are some minor issues with the installed config.sys file.
1) Default Option 1 is not compatible with VirtualBox. Reorder, Remove or
2) 4DOS is always shown as a boot option. At present, 4DOS is not installed
with BASE. It is only installed with ALL. Always Remove, Remove if not
installed, Always install, Ignore issue?
Sent from my iPhone, ignore bad sentence structures, grammatical errors and
incorrect spell-corrected words.
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