Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/03/25/20:04:06
Christopher Faylor wrote:
> evil and should be abolished. The only way to get old versions
> should be at a macro level. You click a button and get all of
> the old stuff, you click another button and get all of the current
> stuff, you click another button to get all of the test stuff.
> I think that Robert is right that if you click on test you should
> only get packages that have test versions. Ditto for prev. Ditto
> for curr.
I still like the idea of keeping Prev,Curr and Test but as a means of limiting
the maximum version I want to see - IE if I didn't select Test I won't see any
test but I will see prev and Current.
Then I suggest we do away with the Source Box and nix the idea of a bin box and
simply use the clickable version and within the version we have such entities
as the following (assume the version installed is 1.4.3 and there is a current
of 1.4.4 and I have curr selected on the radio buttons):
keep/skip (obviously skip if nothing were installed), uninstall (would only
exist if package installed), 1.4.4 bin&src, 1.4.4 bin, 1.4.4 src, reinstall
bin&src (would reinstall both for 1.4.3), reinstall bin (reinstall bin for
1.4.3), reinstall src (reinstall src for 1.4.3), retrieve bin&src (retrieves
installed bin and src), retrieve bin (retrieves installed bin), retrieve src
(retrieves installed src), retrieve 1.4.4 bin&src ...
The retrieve options would be available as opposed to the reinstall or install
options if we were doing a download only as opposed to an install. As an added
goody as part of the text for each option you add if it is the prev, curr,
test, or just on that is available.
I originally posted this idea in a discussion with Rob on March 5 - but is sort
of died with the thread as the message. So I'll try again. Just an alternate
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