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Re: New PackageKit and gnome-packagekit in F9 soon



On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 12:32 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 19:18 +0200, drago01 wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 7:08 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com> wrote:
>> > I've built new builds of PackageKit and gnome-packagekit and moved
>> > them into updates-testing. The new major version is hopefully much
>> > better from a UI perspective and hopefully much more stable but is an
>> > API break from 0.1.x.
>> >
>> > The builds for F9 are here:
>> >
>> > http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=54830
>> > http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=54886
>>
>> I have been testing them since I saw them in koji.
>> 1) Seems to be better than 0.1.x branch UI wise
>>
>> Some things that needs to be improved:
>> 1) The "getting information" applet shouldn't show up unless there are
>> updates or work being done, but the "getting information" after login
>> / connecting to a network is pointless.
>
> Sometimes it takes a while to get the update list if we have to download
> new files - do you get the applet icon otherwise?

Yeah but for the periodic update check why should the user care?
pupplet wasn't displaying the I am "doing something" notification but
only "there are updates".
So I suggest only showing it when the user manually request for it to
check for updates but not after login / connection to the network
while performing the automatic check.

>> 2) I tryed to delete multple package at once but after pressing the
>> apply button it started to resolve deps in the background without
>> showing any feedback to the user for ~30 sec
>> (the user might think it did nothing and keep clicking on  the apply button),
>
> Valid. Could you file a bug in RH bugzilla please (so I remember), and
> I'll sort it in 0.2.4 after I get back from GUADEC.

Sure, will do later today (its 0:56 am now ;) )

>> 3) The rpm post script is noisy (some media stuff can't remember)
>
> Right, I'll take a look at that too.

OK, thanks.

> Thanks for the help,

np.


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