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Re: Summary, was Re: Welcoming ...


In setup, when you click the Keep/Reinstall/Source/Version/Uninstall field, it's impossible to get everything you want uninstalled
in one setup run, due to dependencies.

It would be better, IMHO, if the Uninstall option, came right after the Keep option. That way you don't have to cycle thru
'Reinstall' which installs programs you may have just set to Uninstall.

Just a thought,


Brian Dessent wrote On 5/3/2005 8:42 PM -0800:
> Brian Dessent wrote:
>>On that note, I would like to start an open dialog about bugfixes and
> Here's the synopsis of this thread and other recent conversations:
> - explicit depends checking (perhaps enforced)
> - what to do about cached packages of wrong size
> - ordering of the unpack/replace (davek)
>   (potentially grooming setup.hints to remove cycles)
> - older package no longer on mirror or cache = odd version cycling
> - context sensitive help or embedded .chm/.hlp
>   (or maybe just a button that launches url shortcut to online manual)
> - save window position and misc settings
>   (possibly default to a percentage of screen rather than tiny size)
> - deprecate needless user-mode mounts
> - have intelligence when unpacking that path is valid
>   (and/or check mounts for garbage, but careful of network drives)
> - warn if user's mirror is not on current list
> - function without needing phonehome; potentially cache
>   mirrors.lst
> - manifest for themed controls
> - accessibility or just less confusing package selection widget
>   (or maybe just a way to uninstall things like X11 easily)
> - show disk space usage during selection (and anything else useful like 
>   ldesc)
> - ftp connections shouldn't be kept open during package selection
> - offer user chance to view READMEs after installation
>   (or provide pointer to their location)
> - setup is totally unresponsive to input during long md5 checks of
>   local package repo
> Well, it sure ain't pretty and I can tell for you a fact that they're
> not all getting fixed in this lifetime.  But it's good to have a list at
> least.  If there was anything I missed, please add.
> Brian

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