Re: GNOME Feature Proposal: Backup

Hi, Allan.  Thanks for your past and continuing help with design!  :)
Answers below.

On 11 May 2011 11:33, Allan Day <allanpday gmail com> wrote:
> This looks like an improvement on the UI that you presented the last
> time you proposed Deja Dup. It could still be much better though. How
> would you feel about paring it down to something more minimal? Ideally,
> the UI should be limited to switching it and on/off, selecting the
> backup storage location, and giving an idea of status (a little 'hey,
> you're backups are fine!').

So specifically, you're talking about dropping:
 * Encryption toggle
 * Include/exclude
 * How long to keep backups
 * How often to back up

I'm happy to have a discussion about what to do for each.

> One question: I know that you had a discussion on the usability list
> about renaming Deja Dup. Would you be happy to remove the remaining
> references to Deja Dup in the UI and just call it Backup?

The only remaining references are the one-time welcome screen and the
help documentation.  I'm not fully wedded to those, though I'm
hesitant to remove all instances.

I can think of a at least a couple reasons at least a one-time brand is useful:
 * Some branding (even only once) is useful here to reassure user it
will read the backup data they made elsewhere.
 * The user can install it on non-GNOME and they need to know what app
to search for.


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