Re: dselect thoughts
On Thu, 23 Jan 1997 13:38:44 +1100 Mr Stuart Lamble
> Yes, Lars, I read your long rant, and it got me to thinking
> about possible solutions for dselect's user interface. :)
> Bear in mind that all my comments are strictly IMESHO. :)
> The main basis for this discussion is that dselect at the
> moment is:
> 1) unwieldy: you have to scroll through a large number of
> packages when installing.
> 2) unfriendly: it makes dependancy checks _every time_
> you select a package.
> My proposal is that 2) would be solved by checking for
> dependancies, suggestions, and recommendations at the end
> of package selection. Recommended packages would
> automatically be selected, and the user informed; suggested
> packages would _not_ be selected, but would be included for
> the user's perusal. Unresolved dependancies would be
> selected automatically, as for recommendations.
I prefer the current dselect's behavior, because I can immediately
see when a package needs a whole bunch of libraries or not. I'm
afraid that at the end of the selection, one might get confused by
the tremendous amount of packages dselect choose on one's behalf.
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