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Re: [Synaptic-devel] Feature Request(s)

From: Panu Matilainen
Subject: Re: [Synaptic-devel] Feature Request(s)
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 08:58:51 +0300
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Quoting Sviatoslav Sviridov <address@hidden>:

> On Thu,  4 Sep 2003 10:00:15 +0300
> Panu Matilainen <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > 
> > > Finally, when pressing proceed, Synaptic says that it must download
> xxMB
> > > of archives rather than yy/xxMB of archives as apt-get says. Personally,
> I
> > > would prefer the apt-get version, if you don't please could you make it
> > > configurable as this is really useful for me.
> > 
> > Due to differences in the way apt and synaptic work I think it's not
> quite
> > as trivial as it sounds: the "fetcher" object which knows what's in local
> > cache and what needs to be actually downloaded isn't available at the
> time
> > Synaptic shows the download summary (unlike apt-get). Showing accurate
> stats
> > would be nice but not sure if it's worth the effort, unless of course
> > Michael has better idea how to do it that I :)
> Some time ago I had looked at sources for this problem. And it seemed not
> very hard to create fetcher at the creation time of download summary window
> instead of do it after clicking 'Ok'. But I had no time to try it, sorry...
> I think now there are a lot of changes in sources, but may be it's still
> not very hard to implement... may be somebody want to do it? :)

I might not be *hard* but a terrible fuss over a single number, compared to how
easily it's available in apt. Might have a proper look at this one day but lets
just say it wont be at top of my priority list :) But yes, like said, it *would*
be nice to have accurate download statistics.

    - Panu -

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