Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/03/25/20:24:34
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:cgf AT redhat DOT com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:02 PM
> To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: Re: prev/curr/test
> >> And when you just don't want a package? What do you click to
> >> get the equivalent of skip?
> >Don't click either? In this example perhaps the bin column should be
> >labelled "install".
> But, if I make a mistake, my ability to correct it is
> somewhat hampered unless we tri-state the box.
so don't make mistakes ? :}.
> >Ahh, so if you don't want to update you can stay put. Hmm.
> What about
> >[X] - install [H] - hold
> >[ ] - uninstall
> >I know, it's heading back to the circular clicking thing :[.
Or we could do a radio button triplet -
Hold (don't change at all)
Uninstall (or skip if not installed)
> How does it remove that? Click on the install next to a
> package name (All in this case).
I must be confused. I thought that of the layout:
package version   description
that only the bin and src and prev/curr/test would be clickable.
Categories wouldn't change, but they don't allow specific version
selection anyway. Are you suggesting that version be clickable as well?
In which case I don't see how it's different from what we have today
(barring the removal of reinstall).
> >It would remove the need for the state machine code, but
> that is very
> >stable now anyway (see package_meta if you are interested).
> It wasn't all *that* unstable when I left it (except for the
> auto uninstall thing which people are still reporting,
> apparently). I just think the idea of states is needlessly
Which is why it got removed :}. My phrase above 'state machine code' was
actually inaccurate - I should have said 'version selection code'.
There isn't any state machine per se anymore, simply a collection of
versions, and bin/src selection.
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