On Sun, Mar 05, 2000 at 04:53:57AM +0100, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 04, 2000 at 10:12:20PM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> > i disagree here, i found aptitude much more usable than console-apt, but aptitude also lacks some of console-apt's powerful features, namely keybindings, and clarity. but then again, aptitude has features that i need.
> I looked a bit deeper into aptitude and you are right, it is not that bad as
> it looks like. The main reason it is complicated is because the functions
> are hidden behind keys and colors.
> Once the state/intended action is clearly marked with a char (and therefore
> visible on non color displays) it looks promising. Also some of the major
> keys should be visible in a short help menu...
> I like the possibility of aptitude to pick the packages which will be
> auto-upgraded, upgraded, installed etc... and the list of "new" packages is
> something i have waited for a long time :=)
i find the new packages feature very useful, it's easy to keep track of added packages. and that no-colors feature has already been implemented in 0.0.6 it shows the state in chars too.
the keys are a absolute downside to aptitude, it takes a while to find the powerful features/keys and to understand what happends if i press key 'f' or something.
the help-page is actually one of the things i've discussed with Daniel, and i think he added this to the todo list...
i have dumped some ideas to daniel, and i think that i'm atleast going to be very happy if he can add even few of those features in aptitude. i find aptitude very useable, but someone should really write a tutorial for it.
get a life, get the second one free...