[packagekit] A new design update viewer

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at pld-linux.org
Sat Jan 5 05:25:28 PST 2008

2008/1/5, James Bowes <jbowes at dangerouslyinc.com>:
> On Jan 5, 2008 6:36 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 01-updates shows how many of each type of update there is, which I think
> > is useful. If there's just one low priority update then you could close
> > it, but otherwise you could review then by clicking next. Do we need a
> > summary page like this? Is it useful?
> I like this, but it might get annoying to have to do that one extra
> click. Could it go up top of the review dialog as some kind of summary
> line? Or maybe the individual updates could be children of these top
> level categories in the treeview (this one might be ugly)? Another
> option might be to have a "just do it" button on the summary page.

I second the thought that an extra step is not really needed. Just add
toplevel treeview categories that start unexpanded and stuff all
packages into these. I really like how the Mac OS X works in the
update application - it's nice, clean and has the goddamn checkboxes
we all need but are afraid to add (if OS X designed for average Joe in
the street does not scare people away then GNOME can let us
cherry-pick the updates too) ;)

> It might also be useful if we could work in some way with the summary
> page to let a user just install all security updates, for instance.

If toplevel categories also get their checkboxes (and clicking these
affects all the children), then all you need to do is uncheck unwanted
ones and click "update"

Patryk Zawadzki
PLD Linux Distribution

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