RFC: On-demand package installation API in kdelibs

Jaime jtamate at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 08:13:29 BST 2010

Hi everybody.

   We are talking about installing dependencies one by one.
   Why do not implement a SINGLE not fakable dialog that is shown the
   first time a user starts KDE SC without the dependencies, and asks
   him/her to install ALL of the dependencies.

   The risk of users clicking through random warnins dissapears.

Best Regards.

2010/7/28 Martin Sandsmark <sandsmark at samfundet.no>:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 05:08:34PM -0400, todd rme wrote:
>> I don't think it would be silent, either.  I think it would tell the
>> user what is being installed, perhaps with the above-mentioned
>> legality warning, and have one button to allow the installation and
>> one to refuse it.  I suppose there could also be a way for the user to
>> get more information, like exactly what capabilities would be added.
> Well, then we're back to the to the "training users to click through
> warnings".
> And there's also the question about the source of these packages, since AFAIK
> most of these distros don't carry the uncrippled multimedia packages in their
> official repositories. So silent installation of packages from arbitrary
> repositories without any verification?
> --
> Martin Sandsmark
> :wq

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