[Wolves] Debian (and derivatives) users for beta test required

Jono Bacon jono at jonobacon.org
Fri Oct 1 01:12:33 BST 2004

sparkes wrote:

> Peter Oliver wrote:
>> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, sparkes wrote:
>>> I need people to run the following script on debian based distro's.  
>>> It comes from a conversation with jono last night where he wished 
>>> debian based systems had a apple style updater.  
>> Having not used the Apple updater, I'm not sure what you're aiming 
>> for, but have you tried synaptic?  More complex than what you're after?
> I'm aiming for something of total simplicity.  Synaptic is very much 
> overkill ;-)  I can't see what's wrong with apt-get myself but others 
> don't see it the same way ;-)
> incidentally I have noticed a bug that means this just can't work on 
> ubuntu but that will be fixed with the next update.  Cheers for all 
> the feedback
I think it needs to be as simple as possible. Once a week it sticks up a 
dialog box with a list of updates (you may not want to display the list 
of updates as it could be rather large) and then it downloads and 
installs them with a nice progress bar indicating the progress. The key 
is that it shold be simple.


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