Looking into setup problems

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sun Jul 8 18:08:00 GMT 2001


On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 08:05:52AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com>
>> On Sat, Jul 07, 2001 at 07:07:27AM -0700, Michael A. Chase wrote:
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com>
>> >
>> >
>> >> On Fri, Jul 06, 2001 at 11:58:46PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> >
>> >> >I hate to say this, but I have become somewhat disenchanted with
>this
>> >> >prev/curr/test stuff.
>> >>
>> >> I've taken a stab at fixing the current behavior, despite my
>> >> disenchantment.
>> >>
>> >> If you select "test" then the test version of sources will be
>> >> downloaded/ installed, etc.
>> >
>> >Once we have Categories working, you could change the Prev, Curr,
>Test radio
>> >buttons to plain buttons which set the state of all visible packages.
>> >"Skip", "Source", and "Source Only" buttons would be handy then too.
>As
>> >wide as the package select dialog box is getting, we will have lots
>of room
>> >for buttons.
>>
>> But why not use the current method that we have for packages?  Use the
>> same multiple select method that DJ used for packages to set the
>defaults.
>
>I don't think Michael was proposing changing the multiple select method
>per se - I think he was suggesting that as well as prev, curr and test,
>we have source only and skip options at the top. I agree with that -
>until we can record the users preferences for skipping files, I will be
>forever clicking on skip on squid and postgresql.

I was suggesting roughly the same thing.  I was just saying that we
should use the same mechanism for choosing at the "top" of the dialog
as we use inside.

cgf



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