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Re: APT 0.7 for sid

On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 06:08:44PM -0500, Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> was heard to say:
> On 10-Jun-07, 17:47 (CDT), Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org> wrote:
> >   Since then, it seems like most users have switched to apt-get and
> > synaptic, with hardly anyone using aptitude or dselect any more
> Really? I'd have guessed that most people used aptitude. I can't imagine
> anyone preferring synaptic to aptitude. Of course, I don't really
> understand why anyone prefers [any graphical MUA] to mutt, or [any
> graphical newsreader] to trn. I mean, GUIs are nice for things you don't
> use every day, but for serious work, they're so damn slow and klutzy.

  Well, that might be just my general pessimism rearing its ugly head :).

  My impression has been that aptitude wasn't getting very many *new*
users, but it might just be that aptitude users are a self-sufficient
bunch and don't email me with questions.  Come to think of it, my sense
of the number of aptitude users fell off dramatically after I wrote the
user's manual and put in answers to all the questions I kept getting...

> Regards,
> Steve the hopelessly out-of-date

  Hey, I resemble that remark. :)


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