Re: Release notes
On 9 April 2013 17:11, Justin B Rye <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Justin B Rye wrote:
>> This patch also tweaks section 2.1.3:
>> The preferred program for interactive package management from a
>> terminal is _aptitude_. For a non-interactive command line interface
>> for package management, it is recommended to use _apt-get_. [...]
+The preferred program for extensive interactions with the package
+management sysyem is <command>aptitude</command> in its full-screen
+<quote>visual</quote> mode. For individual package management actions,
+it is recommended to use <command>apt-get</command> on the command line.
This distinction has nothing to do with visual mode of aptitude, the
command line interface provides similar levels of interaction. The
original wording more elegantly captures the essence of the
distinction, for the reasons Steve mentions, including the problems
with with e.g. “individual package management actions”.
There is no pressing need to modify this section. It is not a source
of widespread confusion. Neither is this something new, so why not
just remove this old notice?