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Re: Package installation messages

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: Re: Package installation messages
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 08:51:41 +0100

>> Now that the async features have been out for a few months, I can say I
>> like the async refreshing but I'm not a fan of how async installation
>> turned out (for the exact reasons you mention above). I see 3 options,
>> and I'd like to know what people think.
> Async refreshing has grown on me too, but it still needs to implement retaining the marks set by the user.

Yes, it needs to be done, and it's on my "next time I have time" list.

>> 3. Just revert it. This has the advantage of simplifying the logic.
>> Async refreshing would still be kept.
> IIUC, async installation also performs downloads concurrently, right? That would be a useful trait to keep.

No, it performs the downloads in sequence. It would be nice if someone made it concurrent (with or without async).

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