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To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
From: René 'Necoro' Neumann <lists@...>
Subject: Re: Why I don't like catapult
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 14:28:56 +0200
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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...
>

To be honest, this is something I haven't thought about yet ...
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