[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Application installer feature requests/suggestions

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at movial.fi
Date: Tue Sep 5 09:43:03 EEST 2006

I know that the repositories are the preferred method for
installing packages, but after installing yesterday >20
(Hatari) packages "From file..." several times in succession
(to test the packages I created), I started to wish for
following features:
- Multiselection in the fileselection widget, or
- Application installer remembering from which directory
  the last file was selected and opening the filesel
  to the same dir next time (can be forgotten at
  application exit)
- After installing one file, application installer asking
  with a dialog either:
  - "Install another package from file? [OK] [Cancel]"
    (so that I don't need to use the menus each time as that's
     3 clicks of differents keys instead of 1 additional select
     click), or
  - "Add this directory as a package repository? [OK] [Cancel]"
    (so that if I use the same MMC directory for transferring
     more packages, I don't need to anymore use the fsel)

The file selector is getting pretty annoying after using
it the 40th time in succession when I need each time first
navigate to the correct directory (and before that wait until
it has scanned all the subfolders in a directory).

Btw. I also tried adding "file:///media/mmc1/atari" as a repository
(+ disabling the other tableteer repo), but when I refreshed
the package list, Application installer disappeared.

	- Eero

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