[packagekit] some more impressions
hughsient at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 15:35:26 PDT 2007
On Sun, 2007-10-28 at 18:22 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> Today I had the chance to watch packagekit perform an update.
> I'm not entirely convinced that the double progressbar is more
> informative than confusing. If you want to keep it, there are some
> details that need improvement:
Feedback is great, thanks.
> - I saw the "part" progressbar go to 100% several times without the description
> changing; it always stayed at "libuser".
Yes, I see this too. if you do
sudo /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/update-system.py you should get a
"package downloading foo;bar;baz" for each new download, but don't. Tim
- do you see this too?
> - Later on, I saw the full summary line of the gedit package show up
> as the description, which made the dialog resize. I think it would be
> better to keep it
> to just the package name for this: Downloading gedit/Installing
> gedit/Cleaning up gedit
Sure, that's sane. Fixed in 1d7bf06d603b7fe9d57e4e63d3d8ca875f3fdf43
> - For downloading, every package was treated as a separate part, while
> for installing and cleaning up, that seemed to be not the case
Sure, that's a backend thing - it's up to the backend to define what
sub-transactions are in the bigger transaction.
> - The terminology for the cleanup part is less than ideal: "Removing"
> might make people wonder if the package updater runs wild and removes
> their applications.
> "Cleaning up" sounds move less alarming
Hmm, I never thought of this. Maybe we need an explicit enum "cleanup"
rather than "removing" when yum is updating. Can yum distinguish the
difference between removing a package, and removing an old version due
to an upgrade?
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