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Re: dselect user interface (was Re: Bug#1959: binutils desc should says its necessary for gcc)



Austin Donnelly writes ("dselect user interface (was Re: Bug#1959: binutils desc should says its necessary for gcc)"):
> Those of us doing the install last night (including IanJ) discussed
> this, and came to the conclusion that a new-user friendly front end
> was required, not just a minor hack on dselect. Ian, correct me if I'm
> wrong, but you offered to write it, if someone would design a friendly
> user interface.

That's right.  I need someone to design a completely different user
interface for the package selection function in dselect.  The current
list interface will survive and just have "- wizard mode" tacked onto
the menu item.  Most people will use "- normal mode" or whatever we
decide to call it.

People who want to think about this design should ideally not be
expert hackers, C programmers, Unix wizards, &c.  Their understanding
of Debian's conflicts and dependencies scheme doesn't need to be that
good either - I can always set them straight.

Ian.


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