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Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 12:17:20 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Comments on Robert's category feature
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In-Reply-To: <EA18B9FA0FE4194AA2B4CDB91F73C0EF08F07F@itdomain002.itdomain.net.au>; from robert.collins@itdomain.com.au on Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 12:33:55PM +1000

On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 12:33:55PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>BTW: I'm about 50% through to doing the updated screen Chris suggested.
>I think that a third view, that selects the metapackages only will be
>quite useful (ie show 
>Development
>Workstation
>Server
>and just let the user choose one of those) but one thing at a time.

I don't think that this view is useful.  I forsee people installing the
Workstation being confused by the lack of inetd due to a misunderstanding
of the term Workstation.

I don't think that we need something beyond a category level which shows
generic things like "Development", "Shell", whatever.

I think that some programs should live in more than one category, though.
The current implementation doesn't allow that.

I wonder if we should maintain a category array which points to a list
of things in the category.

cgf

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