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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-47
Dave Korn wrote:
" Ken Brown wrote:
" > On 5/6/2009 9:25 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
" >> This -47 release is accompanied by a new setup-1.7.exe installer,
" >> version number is 2.617.
" >> This new installer adds the capability to search for package names in a
" >> search field, top-left in the package selection window.
" > There's one potential pitfall for people who like to use the partial
" > view to see which packages are being updated before they proceed with
" > the installation. Suppose you use the search field to find a package
" > you want to install. If you then go to the partial view, you have to
" > remember to clear the search box in order to see all the packages that
" > are being installed.
<vigorous discussion of how to alert users to the fact that the search box
text is hiding packages>
I've not actually tried the new setup.exe, but based on the discussion:
How about naming it 'Filter' instead of 'Search'? To me, 'Filter' implies
exactly the described existing behaviour. An extra indicator somewhere
indicating "some stuff is suppressed due to the filter" (but more
eloquently) is fine too, but perhaps unnecessary if the connotations of
'Filter' are considered sufficiently strong by others too.
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