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Feature #15386

Feature #14568: Additional Software Packages

Feature #14594: Code & integration into Tails: Additional Software Packages GUI

Confusing UX due to Additional Software configuration GUI not refreshing packages list

Added by intrigeri over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Persistence
Target version:
Start date:
03/06/2018
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:
Additional Software Packages

Description

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Start "Additional Software" from the apps menu
  2. The list is empty so I follow the instructions, click on the Synaptic "link" in the window to add packages.
  3. In Synaptic I install a package
  4. I get asked whether I want that package to be installed automatically when I start Tails, and I say yay!
  5. I close Synaptic and I'm thus back in the "Additional Software" window which is back on top. But the list in there is still empty: my newly added package is not listed and I wonder if the operation has failed.
  6. I verify that the package was correctly added to live-additional-software.conf.

I think step 5 is confusing: after completing the operation (adding a package to my ASP as instructed) I would expect the window that told me to do so to give me up-to-date info. I suspect the same problem exists even if the list is not empty to start with.

Associated revisions

Revision bae0ba5b (diff)
Added by alant over 1 year ago

ASP: monitor packages list changes

Will-fix: #15386

Revision 8cf08045 (diff)
Added by alant over 1 year ago

ASP: don't update the list explicitely

It's now updated when the config file changes.

Refs: #15386.

History

#1 Updated by alant over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

#2 Updated by alant over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 50 to 100

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