Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459165
RFE: gpk-application doesn't do a good job of showing pkgs in the right pane
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:15:47 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".
>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
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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