[packagekit] Level of support
hughsient at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 09:48:50 PST 2008
On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 12:20 +0100, Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> We now have got a new filter which allows to search for supported packages. But there is still an open question:
> > Is supported a boolean? If so we can add it to GetDescription trivially.
> In Ubuntu it can currently have three values: supported 3 years,
> supported 5 years, unsupported.
Sure, but when you are looking at a package you're not thinking "5
years, it's been 4 and a half years since the release day so it must be
still supported" - you just want to see a "supported" graphic telling
you if it's still valid or not.
Surely the backend should be doing something like:
bool supported = (($current_date - $release_date) - $years_supported < 0)
Then you can display a trivial "supported" graphic in the package search
and update tool. Is this not better information to the user?
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