[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 01:10:55 CEST 2010

Op woensdag 27 oktober 2010 00:52:25 schreef Frank Griffin:
> Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> > A solution could be to
> > 1. hide everything but the application packages (no matter if GUI or CLI)
> > 2. Insert such a list of options but give it an "expert" tag.
> > 3. The most important: make a search result visible also if the result
> > is something which would be hidden otherwise.
> > 
> > Example:
> > gstreamer-plugin-devel (don't care about the name) would be hidden in
> > standard view. But if the user writes "gstreamer" into the search
> > field it shouold be displayed in the search result view.
> > 
> > This way we could even keep the current order with "programs with gui"
> > as default. When the user no searches for 'mc' he will see it in the
> > list of search results, although 'mc' would not be displayed in
> > "Programs with GUI" view.
> > 
> > Does anybody understand what I wrote? Can't explain it in better words.
> > :)
> Excellent point.  This mirrors something I suggested in another thread
> about rpmdrake and repositories.  Show anything, if it's asked for,
> whether the source is "disabled" or not.

OTOH for new users, this overwelming choice of programs can be quite 

I would propose to have a bydefault hiding of most of the programs (more or 
less like now); but when once clicked off, to be remembered for next time.


when you search and find nothing; to get a display that the view is switched to 
all; because it couldn't find your package


have the results in two collapsable regions; where the first one contains the 
"GUI" packages and the 2nd is collapsed by default (when the first one is 
empty, it's collapsed and the 2nd one is open?

I want this to be usefull for new users (while not being unusefull for 
contributers like myself) my dad, for instance, absolutely loves that by 
default the GUI packages are listed; because he never uses any console.

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