[packagekit] Search/Filter box for available updates

Daniel Nicoletti dantti85-pk at yahoo.com.br
Wed Jun 8 14:46:28 PDT 2011

> I am a KPackageKit user with Fedora, and often while updating
> packages, I face the following use cases quite often
> 1. I am behind a slow internet connection. I update approximately once
> a week. I selectively de-select some of the packages while updating -
> sometimes because i don't need it, sometimes because I have limited
> bandwidth and don't want to download big packages.
> 2. I only select a few of the many packages available for upgrade,
> because my connection is too slow for a full upgrade. I select the
> ones very important to my work, and the ones with security fixes.
> In both of these cases, it is a PITA going through so many packages
> (which is natural when you update once a week or less), and look for
> the ones to enable or disable. IMHO, i think a text box acting as a
> filter for the package names would be very useful in this case. Also,
> both the use cases I mentioned are quite common in my country and
> other places where bandwidth is on an average very less. Also, many
> users selectively ignore some updates even with faster bandwidths.
> If you like my proposal, I am ready to make the necessary changes in
> KPackageKit.

Hi Tirtha,
well first question: desn't typing on the list help you?
like you want to pick firefox you type fi.. 

I could add a lineEdit which hides the other updates if that would
be more usefull, just like to know if there a real need to.

Daniel Nicoletti - KDE Developer
When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes;
all he expected from his power comes to nothing. Prov. 11:7

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