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Re: [PATCH 1/4] Add the last element of URL path to site chooser, if interesting.

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 06:41:19PM +0000, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>On 29/11/2010 12:57, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Nov 26 13:48, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>> Currently, for example, if I manually add the site
>>> to setup's mirror list, I get two indistinguishable entries named
>>> Furthermore, because the code to ensure the site just added is selected uses the string inside the list control
>>> to locate elements, we end up with a random one of those two indistinguishable entries selected (usually the
>>> previously existing one).
>>> This problem also prevents the selected sites being correctly saved and restored for the next setup run.
>>> So, to make the site chooser list entries unique and distinguishable, add the last element of the URL path to
>>> the site chooser, if it exists and isn't 'cygwin' (or some other alternatives used by current mirrors)
>> That sounds a bit problematic.  So two URLs on the same machine might
>> again end up as the same string, undistinguishable, just because they
>> both end in the same directory name?
>Yes, this is true, but currently *any* two URLs on the same host are
>> And there are (right now) four
>> such directory names, which are treated identically.
>I'm sorry, I don't understand what you are referring to here.
>> Don't get me wrong.  It's certainly better than what we have today,
>> and the full URL is almost unreadable.  Nevertheless, I'd be more happy
>> with a solution which fixes this problem even for such border cases...
>Back to the bikeshed, then :-)
>If we were starting from scratch, how would this work?

If we were doing this from scratch then I think we should present a tree view by

      protocol dir


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