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Re: Pirut: Edit -> Repositories



On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 10:42 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 15:27 +0530, Debarshi 'Rishi' Ray wrote:
> > I see that the Edit->Repository menu item is not yet implemented till
> > Pirut 1.3.8. I am going to write one for the offline package
> > management tool (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DebarshiRay/rum) I am
> > making for this year's Summer of Code
> > (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SummerOfCode/2007/DebarshiRay).
> > 
> > Do you already have some plans or suggestions in mind regarding the
> > design and/or functionality of Edit->Repository that I can base my
> > work on? Otherwise I can create one which will benefit both Pirut and
> > my application.
> 
> There's definitely need to flesh out and actually have the menu item in
> pirut be useful.  There's already some code in various places (repoman
> and system-config-repositories in yumex are standalone... I think
> there's also some code in revisor).  But I'm not all that sold on the UI
> with either...
> 
> I think the place to start is with writing up some use cases and then
> trying to do some mockups from there before ever writing any code.
> 
> Then the tricky part is likely to be doing the config reading/writing in
> a way that's not lossy.  repoman actually has a good start on some of
> this, but it'd be nice to actually work towards getting that code into
> yum itself so that every tool doesn't have to re-invent those bits.

that's fine - provided we aren't pulling in the gui portion of repoman.
I have no interest in dragging along gtk bits in/around yum.

-sv



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