[packagekit] Moving the refresh stats out of the update viewer

Tim Lauridsen tim.lauridsen at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 4 01:50:08 PST 2009

Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 10:44 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
>> Actually, looking at the screenshot again, it is a bit unclear what
>> "cache refresh" vs "update" means there.
> Cache refresh is one of those icky implementation details you wish you
> didn't have to care about. I'm sure it means nothing to my girlfriend.

The call it something better :)

Refresh cache:
"Check for available updates to your system"

"Download and install update to your system"
> Maybe calling it something else might be more palatable? For reference,
> a cache refresh is done once a week, and does things like updates all
> the metadata (not just the update lists), rebuilds the application
> desktop cache and scans any new desktop files that were missed.
> For most people, the weekly idle refresh might be good enough, but then
> there's always someone who adds a package using rpm and then wonders why
> it's not got the correct application icon in Add / Remove programs.
> Given we can tell this person to just do "pkcon refresh" on the command
> line, maybe no button is good enough.

If you want to target novice user, you don't want have this kind of stuff in the gui or hide it in some kind of advanced
options dialog.


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