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Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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Enhancements of KDE Program Control Center mockup (http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=24793).

This mockup shows a refined package management system for KDE.

I'm not a GIMP guru, please consider it.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

konqueror with enhancements and a apt kioslave as package manager.

Add search and package classification at sidebar.

FlamingFoo

13 years ago

Your top blue pane is horrible. Why would I, the user, care to see the SHA1 checksum of a package by default? Why the size with byte precision? Why the license? It's insane.

How about this:
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tosta

13 years ago

If blue panel is horrible, you can change this color or modify it, or remove it if it's so ugly.

Information provided is only for example purposes, not real information.

Feel free to improve the shot and send me your feedback.

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m0ns00n

13 years ago

I think it looks great, and yes, I'd expect to see all that - perhaps the default setting would be better left with less information, but the option to show that info would be great.

:-)

Keep up the good work

(Oh and finally, when are people going to understand that *dumb* users are not what counts?! if we're gonna be an advanced civilization, let's start acting advanced, or move into caves)

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ltmon

13 years ago

This:

http://kde-artists.org/main/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,48/expv,0/topic,345.0

Maybe the developers of Adept would appreciate your input in designing the entire application, not just the layout.


L.

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tosta

13 years ago

I will take a look at Adept forum. Thanks for notice.

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twentysixreverse

13 years ago

And most of which with their own types of packaging. RPMs, apt-get, portage... and, heck, SOURCE CODE. Just which are you proposing here?

It's an interesting idea. But this is like getting everyone in the world to speak the same language and completely stop using their mother tongue (as opposed to being bilingual). Remember, too. In order to know how to uninstall something, you'll need to store that information somewhere which is dictating filesystem structure on top of packaging.

The idea just spirals out of control from there...

Personally, I use gentoo... but only when I don't feel like compiling by hand.

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tosta

13 years ago

It's just a initial and yet imature idea, I do this in this way because I use a RPM based distro. But you are free to modify and re-submit the mockup.

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Syncro

13 years ago

my Gentoo box has hundreds of installed packages, portage has thousends. I think you should add search throw filtering like in kpackage, amarok etc.

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rickvernam

13 years ago

I've got portage, and that's all I need...

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Headrush

13 years ago

Have you tried kpackage?

I'm not opposed to a redesigned package manager, but why the need to embed it in konqueror?

Simply too much clutter and confusion in this shot. KDE is currently trying to simplify it's interface.

Sorry, not trying to discourage you.

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tosta

13 years ago

Yes. I tried kpackage some time ago. But I don't like it and it's not so easy to use for final user.

KDE needs an interface users can select packages they need to install/remove/upgrade and click on a "proceed" button to do these tasks without any dependence preocupation.

This is the reason for a filemanager-like interface for a package manager.

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nolimitz

13 years ago

Aaaa, true, but is there a real program around here to download, not only pictures and descriptions??

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zammi

13 years ago

For the moment you have something like this:
http://www.general.uwa.edu.au/u/toivo/kpackage/

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tosta

13 years ago

Not yet.
I'm not a KDE developer and can't create one.

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mikolaj

14 years ago

It would be very nice to have such center, be we need cross distribution package format, because at the moment ther are too many packaging systems like apt-get, rpm's ,gentoo portage and many other.

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TerribleTim

14 years ago

How about using Autopackage? All the deep system software could still be gotten using the distros package management, but userland style software could be managed from this 'Add/Remove Programs' syle window.

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tosta

14 years ago

What about a dependence system that can handle with any package format? We can install deb or tgz into Fedora or install rpms into Debian, or tgzs into Gentoo...

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TerribleTim

14 years ago

This screenshot is the closest thing to what we want.

http://autopackage.org/gallery.html

Most users don't care about the majority of packages on their system, they only care about the 5 or 6 programs they use a lot, the ones they chose to install. For example, this thing should not let you remove things like the kicker, or konqueror, but should let you get things like games, or openoffice.

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terracotta

13 years ago

I completely agree :), but I think an "advanced" option should be in it as well, for the people who do care about what package exactly is installed, although I wouldn't use it ;-). And maybe this could be somehow integrated in KDE Control Center itself?

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nightwing

14 years ago

Hello,
it also could show which dependencies a package solves. That would make uninstalling packages easier, because you if it says "dependend packages: 0", you can uninstall it without being affraid of destroying your system.

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nightwing

14 years ago

Hello,
it also could show which dependencies a package solves. That would make uninstalling packages easier, because you if it says "dependend packages: 0", you can uninstall it without being affraid of destroying your system.

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elektroschock

14 years ago

I recommend everybody to read the articles of the autopackage author. His vision can be supported.

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=10155

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joshuafr

14 years ago

What's the difference with synaptic or kpackage?

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tosta

14 years ago

Think about you use a application that permit to you to install any package, rpm, deb, tgz or other format and resolve the dependences between the three databases...

I'm not a KDE programer, but an app with this features will kick ass!

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elektroschock

14 years ago

Looks very similar to YaST.

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13 years ago

konqueror with enhancements and a apt kioslave as package manager.

Add search and package classification at sidebar.

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