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[yast-devel] Starting repo management from the pkg manager
  • From: Ladislav Slezak <lslezak@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:16:11 +0100
  • Message-id: <47DA506B.7040606@xxxxxxx>

Hi all!

Many users complain why there are two separate modules for managing repositories
and packages. They want to add/refresh/enable/disable/... repositories from the
package manager widget.

Currently you have to close the package manager module, start the repository
manager, do the action you want and start the package manager again. It takes a
long time and you have click too many times.

Adding the repository management functions to all package manager widgets
requires a lot of work in each UI frontend. I created a small patch which can
start the repository manager module directly from the package manager, almost
all the changes are on the YCP level.

+ simple implementation, the patch has just few lines

- the repository manager is not visually integrated to the package manager

See the attached patch, install patched "packager" and "qt-pkg" yast modules.
The patch adds a new menu entry in the package manager widget, click "Extra" ->
"Repository manager..." or press Ctrl + M shortcut.

(This feature can be made more visible if needed, e.g. add a button into the
"Repository" filter or something like that...)

What do you think about this solution? Is it a good thing for 11.0?


Best Regards

Ladislav Slez√°k
Yast Developer
SUSE LINUX, s.r.o. e-mail: lslezak@xxxxxxx
Lihovarsk√° 1060/12 tel: +420 284 028 960
190 00 Prague 9 fax: +420 284 028 951
Czech Republic
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