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FS#12942 - Change package selection dialogs

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Opened by Greg (dolby) - Saturday, 24 January 2009, 21:07 GMT
Last edited by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Sunday, 14 August 2011, 11:31 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category AIF
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2009.01-beta
Due in Version 2011.01.whatever
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No

Details

I noticed you too talked on the mailing list about the none appearing for packages in core, but not member of any group.
Would it be possible to use 3 seperate menus for a) base b) base-devel c) rest of core instead of 1 containing all 3?
In that case the group doesnt need to be visible at all. Just a "Select packages from {base,base-devel,core}" title or similar.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be)
Sunday, 14 August 2011, 11:31 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Having 3 separate screens offers no added value at all. Since the single screen is divided by group anyway, it's easy to scroll through groups and/or see packages belong to which group
Comment by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 19:28 GMT
I don't understand why that would be better. Also can you provide a link to the discussion @ http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-releng/2009-January/thread.html I can't find it :/
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 19:39 GMT
I dont think it was on this mailing list. It was before its creation. I cant find it right now. Im pretty sure Aaron was one part. If the other werent you it should be gebra.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 19:44 GMT
Actually no. I found it. Its the last part of http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-releng/2009-January/000015.html but it doesnt mean what i wrote above.
Anyway consider it a feature request for having the following:
Would it be possible to use 3 seperate menus for a) base b) base-devel c) rest of core instead of 1 containing all 3?
In that case the group doesnt need to be visible at all. Just a "Select packages from {base,base-devel,core}" title or similar.
Comment by Aaron Griffin (phrakture) - Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 04:42 GMT
  • Field changed: Category (ArchISO → archlinux-installer (deprecate)
I don't think I like the three menus for this, but I'll leave it open.

What I did do, however, is rename "None" to "other" to make it more clear.
Comment by Devin Cofer (Ranguvar) - Thursday, 29 January 2009, 20:18 GMT
I agree with the 3-menus approach. Right now, it's quite cluttered.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Tuesday, 10 February 2009, 22:59 GMT
I took some notes when installing the last time. My thoughts were:

Skip the group selection step which appears first in the Select Packages step. It seems completely pointless.
Have base selection menu appear first with all packages preselected.
The two other menus with deselected all entries.
Package description (  FS#13040  ) would also be ideal.

The select packages step is the one that needs the most polish IMO. This is one way of making it look better.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Sunday, 28 February 2010, 12:14 GMT
Now that  FS#12890  is getting implemented, i think its imperative to solve this one somehow.

A possible problem now is that the installer will have A LOT of entries in the package
selection dialogues which will refer to as belonging to "None" (group), including many
libraries people might never even heard of.
Comment by Karol Błażewicz (karol) - Monday, 26 April 2010, 19:34 GMT
@Greg
How many packages do you have to install before using pacman -S <list of apps>?

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