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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: setup (2.895)
- From: Tony Kelman <tony at kelman dot net>
- To: Jon Turney <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>, "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:58:51 +0000
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: setup (2.895)
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> - Drag setup into the 1990s, by replacing the custom-drawn package
> chooser with a ListView common control.
> -- Use standard UI elements to choose an action to take on a package or
> category, rather than the weird UX of clicking to cycle around a list of
> options of undisclosed length.
> -- Behaviour change: previously, a category action only affected
> packages which matched any name search filter applied. Now all packages
> contained by the category are affected.
I noticed a behavior change that felt like a regression to me, could you
clarify whether or not it falls under the intended new behavior?
With previous versions of setup you could use the category view and select
"Install" for the "All" category and get a (slightly crazy, not-recommended)
conflict-free package resolution to install.
With 2.895, now the selection for the "All" package applies even to the
default-hidden "_obsolete" category, resulting in over 100 conflicts
between obsolete packages and their successors. Should selections on the
"All" category follow the setting of the "Hide obsolete packages" checkbox?
I'm not sure if this is how older setup versions worked, but it might make
sense to not propagate selections from "All" to the "_obsolete" category
when that checkbox is enabled.
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