Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/03/27/12:02:54
Brian Keener wrote:
>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
>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):
Nah! I found the source/bin boxes a great addition. My problem with
the spinner-only selection was that sometimes I had to run around the
cycle once to see what versions were available.
>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 ...
Looks far to complex for me as a simple-minded user
While we're chewing on this, consider an easy (one-click) way to obtain
all "new" packages; i.e. the one's that are now marked "Skip" and for
which I have to do a manual hunt now.
Again, a very personal opinion: I would rather simply have Prev(_)
Curr(_) Test(_) selections for each package. Normally, I don't much
care what the revision string is.
>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
David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate
"By God's Grace I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner." -- The Way of a Pilgrim; R. M. French, tr.
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