Re: dselect improvements
>>>>> "SG" == Steve Greenland <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
SG> As another person who actually likes dselect (well, "likes" may
SG> be to strong, but there's a lot of functionality that hasn't yet
SG> been put in apt-console), Here's a list of things I'd like to
SG> see (more or less in order of importance):
Well, it seems nobody is working on this, so I'll start to study dselect
sources. I hope I'll have enough desire to do something in the next
half year, but do not promise anything.
SG> 1. Only check recommends/suggests when the status of a package
SG> changes (i.e. unselected->selected). The continual
SG> prompting/overriding is horribly annoying.
I don't understand this. When is the check performed except of status
change requests and quitting the selection?
SG> 2. Search should look at the short descriptions in addition to
SG> the names.
It should be also possible to search through everything.
SG> 3. Search should look at section names (i.e. /net (or possibly
SG> some other key, seperate from the package name/description
SG> search) should look for the next instance of the "net" section).
SG> 4. I've been using dselect for >4 years, and I *still* don't
SG> understand the interaction between 'O' and 'o' when sorting. I
SG> just fumble around until I get something close to what I
SG> want. This may be a documentation issue rather than a code
SG> 5. It ough to leave the foreground/background alone, rather than
SG> forcing light on dark (xterm).
All the three points are good ideas, IMO.
My priorities are (in order of importance):
1. To allow hiding/showing package groups.
2. See 2. above.
3. Showing disk space consumed/freed if the installation and removal was
4. Fixing problems with dselect when running inside Emacs.
"Having GNU Emacs is like having a dragon's cave of treasures."
Robert J. Chassell