Re: dselect user interface (was Re: Bug#1959: binutils desc should says its necessary for gcc)
>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.
I think that the list of packages should be split up some way in order
to reduce the feeling of overload one can get when looking at a list
of hundreds. The current organization into sections is probably a
good place to start, though cross-section dependencies may make this
hard. Sections like devel are also quite crowded, so possibly there
should be some other criterion (e.g. distinguishing between devel/
packages which are `standard' and those which are merely `recommended'
and so on.)
There should probably be a *really* dumbed down version which just
asks `do you want to install the development tools' and such
questions. But I think there may need to be a level between this and
the current dselect as well.
Richard Kettlewell firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.elmail.co.uk/staff/richard/