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Re: -src package standard: proposal #5 and #5a

> On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 12:18:49PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
> >
> >> So, I think we just need to extend the category selection to allow
> >> a "Select All of this category" switch.  We don't need to worry about
> >> prev/curr, etc.
> >
> >IMO that won't solve the pebcak issue we are facing.
> >
> >Here's what I propose (temporary solution, long term is already
> >in wishlist - single window instead of dialogs, and better internal model
> >allow easy coding.)
> >
> >Add a new screen, that lists all packages of the category "metapackage".
> >Choose ONE of those before going to the main chooser screen, and that
> >metapackage forms an additional filter over the base and misc categories
> >defaulting packages to be installed.
> I was thinking that we just needed a category "all" that could be
> selected.  I don't think that adding YA window is the way to go.
> You don't think that being able to select/deselect all of a package would
> solve this?

I think the addition of a metapackages category RSN - would be the first
priority ... any additional things on top of that could wait for more then a
few moments.

Although I dont know if 'metapackages' is the most intuitive name 'Standard
Installs' - if it was possible to have a 2 word category ...
not sure what would be a good name really...


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