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[opensuse] How to turn OFF new html-ized directory listings at http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/leap/ and [opensuse] download.opensuse.org html listing format - get rid of horizontal lines...
(please see both threads for user comments)
Just going through source listings at
there is some kind of new "Pretty Print" html-ized format being used that underlines the entire row containing the srpm instead of the normal raw directory listing that only underlines the package. This (1) doubles the height of the listing you have to scroll and (2) makes scanning the listing awkward.
Is there some way, or switch, that will revert to the simple listing?
Follow Up Consensus:
Most mirrors have historically provided much faster listing loads, some 30X or more because of the HTML tables doo was using. Large tables are inefficient HTML code to display, besides being much larger in bytes than typical mirror listing content. e.g.
saves as 1,827,714 bytes
saves as 5,213,482, or 285% of gwdg listing size.
Looks like the new styles may be an attempt to incorporate improved efficiency, and the added margins and/or padding amounts to a regression.
Previous list thread: https://lists.opensuse.org/heroes/2020-01/msg00023.html
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Ouch! The D.O.O page is horrible. I don't see anything underlined, what I see is a double-spaced music paper background (i.e. alternate backgrounds coloured). There's also a massive gap between the rpm name and the last modified date and at some browser widths the last column shows 'Deta' instead of 'Details'. In very narrow widths it just shows the filename and a lot of space to the right. In all widths it keeps wide empty margins that are completely unnecessary for a directory listing.
There's a strange icon at the top right, with four small squares arranged in a square (looks like a cooker hob). I've no idea what that means and there's no tooltip. At narrow browser widths there's another icon next to it with three horizontal lines. I might expect that to be a menu but again there's no tooltip and nothing happens when I click on either of them. (Note that I have script disabled and I'm using FF).
If I click on a 'Details' link, I'm taken to a page listing mirrors. If I click on 'Map showing the closest mirrors' I'm shown:
'The Google Maps Platform server rejected your request. You must use an API key to authenticate each request to Google Maps Platform APIs. For additional information, please refer to http://g.co/dev/maps-no-account'.
In short it's a disaster at many levels. It's a design disaster and a functional disaster. The simple listing from GWDG is far better IMHO.
Can we remove this HTML/CSS-ized addition to the download mirrors. It is bloating the download listing by 5X and causing the display of the listing to grow in scrolling height by 3X -- no good. Just give us the plain text listings back with links.
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Since someone changed the basic listing format from download.opensuse.org/repositories to some unwanted html format, the biggest problem is the damn horizontal lines drawn between every directory and they are drawn in a bright-white over a dark background -- it's like looking into a floodlight trying to pick out details behind it. Take a look at:
Where I see:
It is enough to drive you blind. Can we at least remove the horizontal lines? I could live with cyan folder names on a dark background if there wasn't a bright white line in between every folder. Personally, I'd prefer the raw folder listing that reduces the bandwidth by 500%, but I understand it's hard to gore somebody's new ox.
The package listing is even worse. Try and pick out i3-gaps... quickly: