[packagekit] some things that are not quite right in 0.1.3

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 11:15:34 PST 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 13:44 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> I hate to send these "lists of annoyances", but I guess someone has to do it...

Sending these to the list is a 100% positive thing. Ending your email
with "Rock on" gets you bonus karma points.

> - If there is a dependency problem in the updates, I get a bubble
> informing me about that, but
> then the status icon disappears, even though none of the updates have
> been installed. That
> looks wrong to me. The icon should stay around, perhaps change to some
> icon that indicates
> that updates are available, but not installable.

That's a serious bug. I'll check that now.

> - In pk-application, selecting groups does not work (with the yum
> backend). The list just stays empty.

If you do "pk-application --verbose" in a terminal does that spit out an
obvious error?

> Also, clicking between different groups keeps showing me a progress
> bar every time. Is there no caching
> of previous results ? I think that will get annoying quickly, with the
> current (lack of) speed of yum.

Well, we could cache this, although I would rather work out some generic
caching thing. Certainly this one is an easy fix, as we can just
invalidate the list of a repo enable/disable and refreshing a cache.

> - Groups in yum comps are hierarchical, e.g there are groups for each
> language. I don't see how that
> is going to work with the flat list in pk-application.

No, this has to stay flat - we can't have a bazillion things, as each
one is an enumerated type with a translation and icon.

> - Switching between the search and groups tabs seems to not always
> update the package list, I can end
> up with an inconsistent ui where the list still shows the result of my
> search, which doesn't match the
> selected group on the left.

Already fixed in git. :-)


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