Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon Apr 6 14:35:17 UTC 2009

On Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:25:07 +0100
Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com> wrote:

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> Erich Jansen wrote on 06/04/09 10:59:
> >...
> >>>> Also, isn't this an option that could be added to Ubiquity? Like
> >>>> when you are filling in your user information we could have a
> >>>> checkbox that enables automatic installation of all security
> >>>> updates? Have it checked by default but it at least allows the
> >>>> user a choice.
> >...
> > My problem with the way things are currently done is that it's not 
> > obvious to someone like my parents, who run Ubuntu, that this
> > feature exists. After switching my parents to Ubuntu the only real
> > complaint I heard from them is that the first time they booted into
> > Ubuntu there wasn't a "tour" window that popped up for them.
> >...
> Oh, but haven't you heard? Popping up windows by themselves is evil,
> apparently. ;-)
> Now that the Updates Available window opens by itself, it may help for
> it to contain a checkbox for installing future updates by default.
> - --
> Matthew Paul Thomas
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May not be evil, but on my 400MHz cpu, it does severely limit any
further use of the computer until it finishes getting the updates. It
doesn't matter what I am doing, when the update manager opens, I am
stopped from further use of my computer until it quits getting updates,
and when there many, that can be 10 minutes or more. 

That should be considered BAD, at the very least.

Charlie Kravetz 
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