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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-47

Dave Korn wrote on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:33 AM:
> Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 5/6/2009 9:25 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> This -47 release is accompanied by a new setup-1.7.exe installer,
>>> number is 2.617. 
>>> This new installer adds the capability to search for package names
in a
>>> search field, top-left in the package selection window.
>> There's one potential pitfall for people who like to use the partial
>> view to see which packages are being updated before they proceed with
>> the installation.  Suppose you use the search field to find a package
>> you want to install.  If you then go to the partial view, you have to
>> remember to clear the search box in order to see all the packages
>> are being installed.
>   Well, yes.  Suppose you use the search field anywhere, with or
> changing view, and don't clear it?  Then you have to remember to clear
it in
> order to see all the files.
>   I'm not sure it would be nice to auto clear the search box
automatically on
> changing modes; people might not want to have their filter zapped, and
> clicking on the view button only *clearly* indicates the user's intent
> change the view, it would be false reasoning to attempt to infer what
> want done to the filter from that action.
>   Maybe it would suffice if we put some kind of visual indication in
> chooser that there were excluded packages?  Say we added a dummy entry
at the
> end of the list that couldn't be clicked on and that just said
>     [ ... more packages filtered out by search string ... ]
> in italics or something like that?

Sounds good to me. BTW, thanks to everyone who worked on the search
feature, it is very nice :)

My only (minor) complaint is it lacks a button to clear its contents.
Perhaps I'll submit a P to TC.

Bryan Thrall
FlightSafety International

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