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Re: [zypp-devel] [yast-devel] patch disk usage (was: repodata.c - clarification)
  • From: Katarina Machalkova <kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:08:14 +0200
  • Message-id: <200809181208.19564.kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>

any news about the patch?

I had a look at the patch, compiled y2-qt packager with it, it works fine,
also code-wise, there's nothing much to add to it. But:

What I particularly don't like is the concept of solving the whole problem (
i.e. informing the user about how much disk space will be taken/freed if s/he
accepts the changes made in this session). I mean, I have to un-hide the disk
space graph widget, hover the mouse over current partition and only then I
can see a tiny tooltip, isn't it a bit ... clumsy?

Yes, it is probably the least obtrusive change to package selector UI ( no
annoying pop-ups, no additional buttons in already too much crowded
screen ... ), but it is so badly accesible that if I don't know exactly what
I'm looking for, I have no chance to find it.

Not to mention the fact that I'd very much liked to see some solution usable
in all package manager UIs, so we don't have to recycle and reimplement the
code over and over again (in all package manager UIs).
I filed this enhancement request so that the functions
calculating disk usage changes are made available outside zypper and all
package managers (UI or CLI) can use them i.e. can ask libzypp about current
status when user/application requests it.

\\\\\ Katarina Machalkova
\\\\\\\__o YaST developer
__\\\\\\\'/_ & hedgehog painter
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