[Mageia-discuss] Introducing mageia-app-db

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Mon Nov 8 21:06:30 CET 2010

On Mon, 8 Nov 2010, Samuel Verschelde wrote:

> Le vendredi 5 novembre 2010 06:38:14, andre999 a écrit :
> > As far as the question of application/package view goes, folding entries 
> > (as in Rpmdrake groups or Nautilus) which expands to multi-line would be 
> > nice.
> > That way complex packages like Openoffice or Firefox could be folded 
> > into 2 or 3 lines.
> > (1 for localisation, another possibly for optional modules, another for 
> > core modules.)
> > Now Firefox is more than 100 packages.
> > This sort of suggestion has been made for Rpmdrake.
> > The advantage of this approach is that the minimised view could be the 
> > default, and at any time it can be expanded to show all packages, 
> > without any configuration settings.
> I'm not against, however how can we define those groups ? Is there a
> way to automate it ? Is it necessary to define it manually (and so to
> maintain it so have maintainers of these groups definitions) ?

This could be implemented based on common source RPM. Basically all 
packages that are derived from the same source RPM would be shown as 
children (folded away by default). We would just need to have a way to 
define which package is the master package that is shown.

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