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Re: non-setup information in setup.hint (was Re: Maintainers/Packages List, 2003-11-22)

On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:19:12AM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 08:40:43PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>> > BTW, another piece of non-setup information that might be useful is an "up
>> > for adoption" (or "orphaned") flag.
>> Why not make it a setup flag? Make a nasty little pop-up box pop up when you
>> install an orphaned package - something like "The package ... is up for
>> adoption! Please take a look at to see how you
>> can help out!"
>> Perhaps add a new category "orphaned" as well, listing all orphaned packages
>> and offering to download the source by default..
>> JAT..
>> rlc
>Umm, we want to encourage people into adopting packages, not annoy them
>into it...  Although prepending "Orphaned" to the package sdesc might
>not be a bad idea (as well as the new category idea above).

I don't think we need to air our dirty laundry in the setup screens.
It will surely generate lots of mailing list traffic if we start adding
"Orphaned" to a user-visible screen.

Lets just try to drive this ourselves without involving everyone who uses


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