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Re: setup 2.887 release candidate - please test

On 07/02/2018 11:51, Jon Turney wrote:
On 07/02/2018 11:38, David Balažic wrote:
On 7 February 2018 at 01:49, Steven Penny wrote:
On Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:04:49, Jon Turney wrote:
- 'Current' is replaced by 'Best' (which is slightly different in ways
it's difficult to summarize briefly) and 'Sync' (which exposes the
--force-current (distupgrade) option through the UI).

i get the desire for one word labels - but im not sure how good
"sync" is. its not clear in the GUI what it does, and frankly, even
reading your description doesnt clear up for me what it does. i
guess i would need to run "--help" and see what "--force-current"
does to figure it out. that just seems like more work than it
should be.

This could be improved by having a tooltip on the GUI item, explaining in a sentence or two, what it does.

There already is a tooltip:

"Sets all packages to the version available from the package respository, downgrading if necessary."

For the record, the changes in 2.888 are to fix a typo in this tooltip, and to avoid a crash when installing a source package.

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