Setup.exe - search for package
Thu Mar 26 20:49:00 GMT 2009
Andrew Punch wrote:
> So I have come up with a patch which does that. It needs some tidying up
> but it is already functional.
> The functionality I propose is as follows:
> * In the "Select Packages" screen I added a new edit box - the search
> edit box. The search edit box is to the left of the Keep/Prev/Curr/Exp
> and View elements
> * As soon as the text in the search edit box changes - the list of
> packages is filtered
> * If the package name contains the text in the search edit box - the
> package is displayed
> * If the View is "Category" when the text in the search edit box changes
> - the View is changed to "Full"
> * If the View is NOT "Category" when the text in the search edit box
> changes - the View is NOT changed
> * If the View is manually changed to "Category" - the text in the search
> edit box is erased
This sounds like a perfectly reasonable approach to me. Others might have
some input on the UI elements but it sounds useable. I think it would be
slightly nicer if it filtered the tree-view rather than jumping to full mode,
but we could maybe do that afterward, as an enhancement, if it matters enough.
> Does anyone have any input before I tidy up the code and submit a patch?
Yes: Thank you! That's all.
> Also I assume the cygwin-patches list is the correct place for the patch?
No, please send it here, we always do setup.exe development on the -apps
list. The -patches list is for patches to the winsup module, setup lives in a
whole different repository.
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