Kapti, an experimentation on package installation/removal UI
ike.sumera at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 13:14:25 BST 2010
Package manager are just that. Maybe you should give your mom an
Application manager. Why is she even be doing sys admin in the first place
when all she wanted is to listen to music. :)
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:53 PM, Tres Finocchiaro <fatbuttlarry at gmail.com>wrote:
> Aurelien, I visited your page and wanted to offer some questions/feedback:
> - If you have a back and forward button, why not simply use a web
> - What does this application do that apt-url<http://www.apturl.net/index.php/package/search/?q=firefox&commit=Go&version=Intrepid>doesn't already do?
> - I frequently use the 10.04 Ubuntu package manager and find it very
> useful 90% of the time (the interface is notoriously clunky, but it's icons,
> thumbnails, descriptions, visual feedback are pretty solid). Is there an
> initiative to leverage similar behavior?
> - When will a package manager start "graying-out" debug tools and
> library dependencies so people like my mother aren't bombarded with
> "amarok-dbg", "kamefu-data" when she just wants "amarok"?
> I like the idea and I'd like to see more, but at the end of the day I only
> need one package manager, and in kde, it's konsole.
> 2010/6/1 Aurélien Gâteau <aurelien.gateau at canonical.com>
>> Since I have lots of free time :), I played this weekend with an idea of
>> mine: a simple tool to install/remove packages.
>> The tool is named Kapti, this wiki page will let you learn more about it
>> and even install it:
>> What makes it a bit different than other tools is that it's a web-like
>> UI: you click links to install/remove packages or view the detailed
>> information of a package.
>> This is quite handy because for example the detailed information
>> presents the suggests/recommends list as links, so you can easily learn
>> more about a suggested package, click its "Install" link, then click the
>> "Back" button to return to the previous package you were reading about.
>> I do not intend to develop this as a competitor to KPackageKit and I
>> already talked with Daniel Nicoletti, the KPackageKit maintainer (who is
>> CC to this mail), about this. I see Kapti as an experiment on the UI,
>> something which maybe could be integrated in KPackageKit later (but
>> there is nothing precise right now).
>> I am interested in your feedback, especially regarding the fact that it
>> behaves a bit like a web browser.
>> DISCLAIMER: I created Kapti in my (ever shrinking) free time, Canonical
>> is not involved in it.
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