Experiment: an RPM that shows uninstalled apps in main menu

Denis Leroy denis at poolshark.org
Mon Jan 21 17:28:18 UTC 2008

Andrew Farris wrote:
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>> On Jan 19, 2008 11:42 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Jan 19, 2008 7:46 PM, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> While I don't think it should be exactly how you have it, an
>>>> 'Uninstalled' submenu in every category, seems like a great idea to
>>>> me.
>>> Until someone decides to manually re-arrange the listings on the
>>> system using a menu editor :->
>>> -jef
>> I personally think this should be a first level menu myself. An
>> immutable one at that. And install of 'uninstalled' might want to say
>> 'available'
> Immutable, and first level seems reasonable.  The title is debatable, 
> since 'available' has multiple meanings, and the software is not 
> available to the person who wants to use it when they click on the 
> menu... its acquirable, its not yet installed, its offered, but not yet 
> available.  If something like 'Repository Software' was used, that would 
> be clear (but not very 'sophisticated').

How about if the current "Add/Remove Software" was a directory instead 
of a link to pirut. It would open up a submenu with the regular pirut 
link on top, followed by a separator then a mirror of the main 
application categories containing all uninstalled apps ?

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