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Re: Deity UI draft

On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Richard Braakman wrote:

> Bill Mitchell wrote:
> > I wasn't being snotty when I asked if diety was aimed just at
> > those with fast net connections.  Buying CDs helps a lot with the
> > bulk of the distribution (even if that snail-mail snail does take
> > a long time to reach my remote corner of the world).  Even with a
> > CD, though, downloading package upgrades can kill me.  I need to
> > pick and choose what I download, and I'd bet that I'm not alone
> > in that.  Having a slick front end which would help me do that
> > and drive a backq end to automate the downloading of the packages
> > I pick&choose would be very nice.  Having a slick front end that
> > doesn't help me out in a limited bandwidth situation isn't nearly
> > as useful.
> I'm in a similar situation (I pay per minute, from a fairly low
> budget), and I use dpkg-ftp to keep up to date with 'unstable'.  I
> have found that I don't use dpkg-ftp's download selection at all.
> Instead, I use dselect's "hold package" command on packages that I
> don't want to upgrade yet.  This combines nicely with dselect's
> knowledge of package dependencies, and is much more comfortable than
> dpkg-ftp's long yes-no list.  dselect even lists those held packages
> first for me, because they're "upgrade available".  The only exception
> is for new packages that I don't want to download yet.  They get mixed
> in with the packages I don't want at all, so I have to remember to
> check there occasionally.  Overall, it works fine.
> Since Deity will have this "hold" command too, presumably with
> similar functionality, I don't foresee any problems.

What would be really cool, would be if diety would be able to mark a
package, "to download later", instead of just "hold".  That way, I could
mark packages I want, but can't get right now, and be able to distinguish
b/w those and the packages I don't want at all easily.

Just my 2 cents,


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