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Re: Benefits (and risks) of using Sid

On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 20:01 -0700, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 11:47:21PM +0200, Florian Kulzer <florian.kulzer+debian@icfo.es> was heard to say:
> > Quoting Andrew Sackville-West:
> >> On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 09:07:27PM -0700, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> >>> On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 01:00:44PM -0700, Paul Scott     
> >>> <pslist@ultrasw.com> was heard to say:
> >>> > aptitude makes it easy to "plan the updates"
> >>>
> >>>   How so?
> >>
> >> I'll bite on this... the simple but powerful interface allows me to
> >> quickly browse through the proposed changes picking and choosing those
> >> I want. Clearly it's an inspired piece of software! ;-)
> >>
> >> /me wipes stuff off nose...
> >
> > You forgot to recommend that he should read the documentation...
>   Heh. :-)
>   I actually am curious to hear what people like about the program,
> because I'm (slowly) working out ideas for redesigning the interface
> and I don't want to accidentally break useful features.  Any breakage
> should be fully intentional, that's my motto.
>   Hence my oh-so-subtle prodding...
>   Daniel

Sadly, I have NEVER used aptitude ncurses.  Ever since the early days of
Potato, when I tried to use it, I would get completely lost.  As smart
as I am (however smart that is) that interface just does not work the
way my brain works.  I still don't know how to use it and get frustrated
in 30 seconds trying to use it.  Nothing against what I am sure is a
nice program, it just does not work the way I think.  I feel better by
sharing, it has made us all better people (and dang it!  People like
Damon L. Chesser

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