Re: Diety UI draft
Behan Webster <email@example.com> wrote:
> Brandon Mitchell wrote:
> > 1) If you ask to do an ftp install, and it needs to download a huge
> > amount of files, will diety prevent you from filling up the partition
> > /var/lib/dpkg/ftp/debian (sorry if this is wrong, I'm not at my box).
> > Also, can it warn you if it gets too close to doing this. Also, a
> > gracefull recovery in the event that you do fill up the harddrive would
> > be nice.
> These are both implementation details that will need to be tackled
> eventually, but are not covered by the UI spec. I will pass these
> requests on to the proper people on the deity team.
I'm not so sure. Knowing the amount of space to install the set of selected packages would be very useful for deciding what to include and what not to include in a given installation. One of the biggest problems with the current dselect is that you cannot figure out how much disk space is going to be needed by the current selections, so it's easy to fill up the hard drive without even noticing it.
I think it should be a concern of the user interface to provide some kind of feedback about space comsuption of the installation. Many of us (specially the newbies) would appreciate that a lot.
Martin A. Soto J. Profesor
Departamento de Ingenieria de Sistemas y Computacion
Universidad de los Andes firstname.lastname@example.org
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