[PATCH] setup: add "Size" column to chooser (take 2)

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Mon Jun 20 04:07:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, 20 Jun 2005, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > Here's a new iteration of this patch.  It incorporates Max's review and
> > adds comments in the size computation logic.
> >
> > The size is now computed as follows: if the binary or the source package
> > is selected, the total size of the selected packages is used.  Otherwise,
> > the size of the binary package is shown (if one exists), else the size of
> > the source (if one exists), else "?".  As Max, I'm not sure this is the
> > right solution -- comments welcome.
> I've had a chance to build and play with it now - and overall, I think it's
> rather nice! :-)


> One last thing, though:
> Should we keep the sizes in bytes, so that the length of the number is an
> immediate visual indication of package size, or would use of kilo/mega
> suffices be better, combined with rounding to 3 significant digits, to
> minimize the horizontal space used?

Good point.  Even if we don't go with the k/M prefixes, simply rounding
off to the nearest kilobyte should save some space.  I'll try to come up
with a patch later in the week...
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