Making update functionality more usable (Was: Re: What next?)
byte at aeon.com.my
Wed Jun 8 12:34:27 UTC 2005
On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 09:53 +0100, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> > > I hate to admit it but I remove all the redhat update stuff as well and
> > > use yum or apt-get (if i'm feeling impatient). I used ubuntu for awhile
> > > (but ultimately found fedora to be superior) and found their update
> > > functionality much more usable.
> > Since one of the goals of FC5 is to have pup in place to handle updates
> > from a graphical point of view, I'd be interested in hearing what sorts
> > of things made the Ubuntu stuff more usable. Or the same for other
> > distros as well.
Just to make it clear, Ubuntu just has: dpkg/apt, Synaptic, and
We (will) have: rpm/yum, s-c-packages(okay, pup), and pup's
> The update-notifier is wonderfull.
IIRC, pup is to have an update-notifier as well (it will suck less
memory than rhn-applet, I'm assured)
> I have a translator using Ubuntu, and the way the icon *only* shows it
> self when there are updates was enough to make her go check it out.
> When she was trying Fedora, that didn't happen. The icon was always
> there, and making it flash wasn't appealing enough.
Ah, icons. We should keep this in mind during FC-5 then
Colin Charles, http://www.bytebot.net/
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