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Re: The Software Updater should show just the source package to update


This is effectively part of the Software Updates specification, which
I _should_ be working on implementing for Raring:

Updates are grouped according to the applications they belong to, and
those applications get presented in a more familiar fashion. One of
the tricky details is how we present standalone updates that _aren't_
applications, and mpt has addressed that pretty nicely in the
specification now.

I have a bit of actual free time coming up, so I'm hoping to have some
new stuff there before January. You're welcome to play with my branch,
too: https://code.launchpad.net/~dylanmccall/update-manager/group-by-applications
(It's close to feature complete, but it needs some major refactoring first).


On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM, Éric Ziglioli <eric.ziglioli@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all !
> Firstly, thank you ! I realy like want you do with Unity !
> I don't know if it's the right place to talk about this. So I'm apologize if
> I do a misstake.
> So,
> My suggestion is about a disorder for me (a pretty geek), and I think it is
> more important for a casual user.
> When the software manager have update, it show all packages to update. So if
> we have source package with lot of packages, we get a long list to update...
> When I see that, my reaction is: "OMG, 51 updates ! I did an update last
> week, my systeme is break ? I've failure in my systeme ? And what this
> package ? I don't know why I should update this package!"
> Okay, exaggerate, but not so much.
> My question/suggestion is: Why the software updater don't show just the
> source package (application) to update ?
> I think it's more suitable to assemble package with there source package.
> The number of update will be smaller (one trouble less) and we will can see
> easly what app have update (twice less).
> If we want see what packages are update, we click on an application, all
> package for this application will be displayed.
> I have a pretty (irony..) mockup for illustrate that:
> http://ubuntuone.com/5GNRaFJhtdxcxVVXuhzRCU
> Of course I don't know if this is "the solution", is just a suggestion :p
> Thank for reading my bad english and feedback are welcome.
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