[maemo-users] Steve's Ranty Review #1: N800 ogg support

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Thu Oct 18 14:32:41 EEST 2007
"ext Steve Greenland" <steveg at moregruel.net> writes:

> (Digression: why am I not using the Application Manager?
> Well, besides the fact that apt-get is the One True Way, the AM is
> *slow*. And unreliable (upgrades and updates often fail, but work with
> apt-get). And there's no obvious way to upgrade packages except one
> at a time, which is both slow and tedious. End digression).

I'm interested in this digression, sorry to distract from your main

Can you give more information about how the AM is slower than apt-get?
Do you need to perform too many clicks in the UI to get your task
done, or do you have to wait longer until it has downloaded and
installed the packages?

Also, when you say that operations often fail, do you mean that the AM
crashes or leaves your system in a inconsistent state, or do you mean
that the AM doesn't find solutions to satisfy all dependencies whereas
apt-get is able to find a solution and proceed?

We will finally get a "Update All" button in Diablo. (In all
likelihood it will just run all the updates one after the other
instead of all at once as apt-get upgrade would do.)

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