[packagekit] A new design update viewer

David Zeuthen david at fubar.dk
Sun Jan 6 13:04:41 PST 2008

On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 11:36 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> 02-review shows the review page, where we should add checkboxes so we
> can select what we want to download. If we make any partial update
> selection then we can hopefully call UpdatePackage with a list of
> package_id's in the not so distant future. Maybe.

Thinking more about this dialog; I'm wondering where

 - Requires
   - for showing what packages will be installed / required when
     applying this update

 - Obsoletes
   - for showing what packages will be uninstalled when applying
     the update

 - ChangeLog delta
   - Showing the ChangeLog delta from e.g. glib2-2.12.0 to

would fit... It's tempting to just use tabs here; e.g. you'd have

 V Details
  | Summary | Requires | Obsoletes | Changes         |
  |                                                  |
  | ...                                              |

though that makes it a bit busy. Alternatively the view could have a
scrollbar and you'd just add fields. I don't know.

Also wondering if it makes sense to ditch the "Details" GtkExpander
widget completely and always show the Summary (and tabs). Don't know.


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