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Re: [Synaptic-devel] Synaptic .5

From: Michael Vogt
Subject: Re: [Synaptic-devel] Synaptic .5
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 17:59:40 +0200
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On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 02:48:12PM +0200, Patrick Cornelißen wrote:
> Hi!
> I just joined this list to ask a few questions :-)

Sure, feedback is always welcome :)

> I'm using Synaptic for almost a year now and I've been pretty satisfied
> with it, but the new release seems to be a step back in certain areas.
> The GUI looks better now, but for example I can't find a way to browse
> the sections filled with not installed software.
> I can only view all software in sections or all not installed software
> in alpha order.

Right, this is a valid point. I added sorting capability for the
status of the packages to my development version of synaptic. This way
you can click on the "status" column and the list is sorted by "New,
Upgradable, Installed, Not installed". Is this sufficient for you to
browse the sections with not installed software? If so, I'll add it to
the next release (to be released pretty soon with small fixes and
translation updates).

> Another Point is the description of the packages. Now there is just the
> description and you have to click on properties to be able to read the
> rest (installed files, dependencies,...)
> I found it very usefull especially in sid where broken dependencies are
> more or less "intended" and occur very often.

Please help me to exactly understand what you are missing. What
information that used to be in the tabs are you looking for and in
what way did it help you? 

> Maybe there are good reasons for these design decisions and I just don't
> know them (I don't have time to read the whole ML-archive now) ;-)

We don't want synaptic to be less usefull than it was before. We just
want to make it easier (and faster) :) So, please tell me more about
how you use synpatic and how we can make it as usefull to you as it
was before.

> I'm just curious.
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