Bug 459165 - RFE: gpk-application doesn't do a good job of showing pkgs in the right pane
RFE: gpk-application doesn't do a good job of showing pkgs in the right pane
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Robin Norwood
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-14 15:40 EDT by James Antill
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:15 EDT (History)
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Description James Antill 2008-08-14 15:40:44 EDT
Description of problem:
 If you click on say "programming" you get a _huge_ list of entries, which tends to be significantly less useble than "yum groupinfo -v" on recent yums:

1. Each pkg is an entry, different versions could be folded here ... this is _esp._ annoying for older versions. Consider folding arch here too. The "Hide subpackages" is a very heavy hammer here (and is esp. bad/confusing considering PK shows a single arch), because you can't then install foo-devel.

2. Each entry takes ~4 lines, this is nice for small groups ... but as soon as you get to more than 2 pages or so, it'd be much better to have 1 entry per. line (no package name, no arch).

3. There is no easy way to see what is "available to install" vs. "available to update to".
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-08-15 05:04:20 EDT
>Hide subpackages" is a very heavy hammer here

Have you tried the newest filter? That's on by default in 0.3.0

>Each entry takes ~4 lines, this is nice for small groups

I want to keep the UI uniform, and have a wide bar for all packages -- there's already far too many options in gpk-applcation IMHO.

>There is no easy way to see what is "available to install" vs. "available to
update to".

Valid point. There was a debate on the mailing list recently about that -- with the yum backend it's quite expensive to see if a package is upgradable -- well, at least for a few hundred packages. We need to fix the backends to be clear about what a package is, and install, an upgrade or installed. Unfortunatly, it makes the installed/not installed filter semantics that much harder when you have three states.
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