first, congratulations to your recent efforts! That’s really fantastic. !!
I’d like to suggest some improvements as regards better/easier user experience. If you don’t mind I would use that thread for such suggestions also in future.
Everything are of course just my 2 cents, whatever they are worth
I’m on Windows, currently with QGC v9.2.4.
- PLEASE PLEASE, provide a simple download link … you don’t want to scare away newcomers in the first step.
so, I suggest
when hitting download on the px4.io site, stay on px4.io and don’t direct the user to another, at first obscure, page, on which she/he is directed further to yet another page to download the installer
=> provide the stable installers on the very first download page
on this page please make it visually easy to see what one has to do
i.e. if the stable releases are recommended provide a clear and easy and quick to identify section with the installers, everything else should come below and well separated
Ideally you would check google entry pages (e.g. google px4), and ensure that it directs users to something “expected”.
Tools Menu in QGC
It actually took me a while to understand the behavior when clicking on the symbols, for a while I found the behavior obscure and thought its buggy (I admit, I’m a stupid Windows users ;)).
The “problem” is that the Tools button (this Android like three lines thing) behaves differently from the others, which I would not have expected considering its arranged together with them. Even more, and this I actually don’t like, when you are in the tools page, and hit one of the other tools menu icons, when you get back where you had been before, but NOT to the new menu if didn’t happen to be the same you were before. In that case one has to click twice.
so, I suggest
at least ensure that when one is in the tools menu, that always only one click is needed to get out to the wanted page
ideally you could indicate different behavior by e.g. a different arrangement, or whatever other visual means (I have no good idea)
In QGC provide “obvious” means to get back
On several places it’s like that one first gets an option to choose something, and when makes a choice, but it’s unclear how to go a step back. Maybe (probably :D) I just fail to see the intended way, but this just is the point. E.g.: Tools page -> Offline-> maps -> add new set … no idea how to get back one step (in one click)
I find the current upgrading a bit too complicated.
I would suggest that the installer at least detects a previous install and uninstalls it.
I would also suggest that in the driver setup pages, when one hits cancel where should no further “Finish” page come up. All these pages popping up and flying around … that’s a bit confusing.
Ideally, one could search for new versions from withing QGC and start the update process from there.
I VERY much like the possibility to adjust the shown values. However, I would suggest that already by default some few standard values are shown.