Ticket #4 (closed UX/Interaction Research and Design: wontfix)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

firewall-config (firewalld gui) usability review

Reported by: duffy Owned by:
Priority: medium Severity: Moderately Involved
Keywords: triaged Cc: twoerner@…
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System-config-firewill would benefit from a proper usability review.


firewall-config-f18beta.png (44.6 KB) - added by ryanlerch 4 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by duffy

  • Owner changed from somebody to nobody
  • component changed from component1 to Interaction Design / Usability
  • Severity set to Moderately Involved

triaged 6 Apr 2010. Updated appropriately.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by vicodan

  • Owner changed from nobody to vicodan
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by ryanlerch

  • Owner vicodan deleted
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The focus of this task has changed somewhat. In fedora, we now use firewalld[1][2] as the default. Firewalld comes with a GUI also ('firewall-config' if launching from the commandline).

This ticket should focus on a UX review of firewall-config, rather than the older system-config-firewall.

This is a screenshot of the basic interface that is presented to the user using firewall-config:

mizmo did some designs[3] for the zones portion of the firewalld gui tool, which would also be worth a look at when undertaking this task.

cheers, ryanlerch

[1] - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FirewallD

[2] - https://fedorahosted.org/firewalld/

[3] - http://blog.linuxgrrl.com/2011/12/05/firewall-zones-ui-design/

Last edited 4 years ago by ryanlerch (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by ryanlerch

  • Summary changed from system-config-firewall usability review to firewall-config (firewalld gui) usability review

Changed 4 years ago by ryanlerch

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by pfrields

  • Keywords triaged added

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by duffy

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix


comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by duffy

feel free to reopen or file a new ticket if there is interest in this!

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