[packagekit] Initial impressions from 0.1.1 on rawhide

Matthias Clasen matthias.clasen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 09:14:48 PDT 2007

On 10/26/07, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do we need a "back" button or something?

That was what I was looking for initially. But adding it implies that
you need to keep a stack of package lists, since it is possible to get
dependencies of requires of dependencies, and the user may want to
step back all the way to the initial search result.

> > It just seems like unnatural restrictions. When the treeview is really
> > filled incrementally, I wouldn't worry so much about this taking a
> > long time to complete. The user can always cancel...
> Sure, but what's the point displaying 30,000 packages?

I'm not saying that it is a very useful thing to do, just that the
artificial restriction makes me angry.  Also the feedback is
inconsistent. For empty search string, you disable the button, while
for length 1 search string, you let me click and mock me. Double angry
now. :-)

> >
> > I think part of the problem I have with them is that they are a) too big and
> > b) the spacing is not quite right. Compare to the nicely done progress bars
> > in epiphany.
> What about the attached?

Looks better. I think I'd personally prefer the padding to be
symmetrical, but it is probably ok like that.

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