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From: "René 'Necoro' Neumann" <lists@××××××.eu>
To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
Cc: gentoo-guis@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-guis] Why I don't like catapult
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:26:36
Message-Id: 47F37C08.6070809@necoro.eu
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-guis] Why I don't like catapult by Ciaran McCreesh
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Ciaran McCreesh schrieb:
>> Your description is fancy ... _but_ the things you are describing is >> an integrated GUI. It's on the same level the CLI is on. >> This is nothing which is achievable with catapult (at least at the >> moment). Catapult _uses_ the package manager and is not part of it. >> Thus also the GUI would _use_ the PM. > > And thus the GUI will end up delivering a half-arsed minimally > functional toy. That isn't what users need.
This ended in a fully functional tool - but with a restricted feature set. This isn't an issue for most users though - because the additional features won't be needed by most users. Again: There is a working GUI with it's user base already existing, which _can_ use Catapult already. And I won't describe it as "minimally functional toy".
>> And as mentioned in my earlier mail, avoiding the exec() stuff and use >> the manager itself is bad in my eyes for different reasons. And for >> portage it won't work at all. > > You could implement it for Portage by using exec() yourself... >
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