[packagekit] Display of update details in pk-update-viewer

Adrien BUSTANY madcat at mymadcat.com
Wed Jan 2 09:02:48 PST 2008

I like your new dialog, +1 for the patch :-)

Matthias Clasen a écrit :
> I think the way pk-update-viewer currently presents the update details
> is far from optimal. I like the pup approach to this much better, and
> have written a little patch to add a similar display to
> pk-update-viewer (it improves on pup by actually theming
> correctly...).
> A screenshot can be seen here: http://people.redhat.com/mclasen/details.png
> As you can see, I've also moved the "Update package" button to the
> action area, where it imo belongs.
> One thing I haven't done yet (and which is a little tricky) is to make
> the window resize when the expander is toggled to keep the package
> list from shrinking (one of Davids complaints).
> if people think this is worth exploring further, I can provide a patch.
> One thing that became clear while working on this is that PK doesn't
> currently provide adaequate information for
> updates. The yum metadata has more fields that are currently missing
> (some of them pretty essential, I think)
> - update id (this would also be important to display in the
> transaction history, so that it is easy to check if a certain update
> has been installed)
> - title
> - issue date (this would be nice to include in the list so that the
> updates can be sorted by age)
> - bug and cve references including title and href
> It would be pretty nice if these fields could be (optionally) included
> in the update details provided by PK. Of course, you will have all
> kinds of fun funneling this through the single-line-of-ascii interface
> to the helpers...
> One more thing that I noticed: the severity classification currently has
> low/normal/important/security. It would be nice if one could
> discriminate "bug-fix update" from "feature enhancement"
> somehow.
> Matthias
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