newt probably isn't sophisticated enough to do this easily, but it would be
nice if the text-mode installer showed package descriptions in the 'select
individual packages' dialog, similar to the graphical installer.
IIRC you can see them by pressing F1.
There might be space to show this by default though.
Passing to a developer for evaluation.
Pressing F2 shows a package description in a pop-up window. The info at the
bottom of the screen tells the user how to navigate the screen. I agree that it
would be nice to be able to see the package descriptions on the same screen, but
we're really limited space-wise in text mode. There's just not enough space to
put a meaningful amount of information without it having to be in a pop-up