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RE: [p2-dev] P2 UI improvements: have a look at YaST?

I'll go one step further. I think we can build p2 repositories that can provide adapters to the YaST/yum/apt repositories so we can use p2 to manage our Linux installs. This is on my wish list of things to look at.

So having similar UIs to these package managers (and I'll add Ubuntu's Synaptic Package Manager to the mix).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: p2-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:p2-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Torkild Ulvøy Resheim
> Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 3:00 AM
> To: P2 developer discussions
> Subject: Re: [p2-dev] P2 UI improvements: have a look at YaST?
> Hi all
> On Tuesday 19 August 2008 02:59:58 Jeff McAffer wrote:
> >  Yes, it would be great to get summary of the differences, 
> pros/cons, 
> > etc. Joerg, anything in particular you had in mind when you sad 
> > "...has a number of features that are badly missing" ?  The more 
> > detail you can supply the better.
> >
> >  Thanks!
> >
> >  Jeff
> I have to agree that YaST is a good example of what can be 
> achieved. I particularly like the different ways of selecting 
> what to view using the combo box. It offer you choices such 
> as Package groups, Repositories, Search and Installation 
> summary. I guess these are self explanatory. The icon in 
> front of each item indicates if it has been installed, is 
> about to be installed, is about to be upgraded, should not be 
> modified or should never be installed (there are a few other 
> variants too).
> I know I've seen a online user guide describing how to use 
> the application but now I cannot find it. In any case I guess 
> it's best to download and try yourselves.
> --
> Torkild Ulvøy Resheim
> Senior Design Engineer, AVR Tools
> Atmel Norway
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