[maemo-users] WiFi borked after update

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue Oct 7 09:48:50 EEST 2008
Dmitry wrote:
> Well I know about colors, but why do you need them at all - that is my
> question. I don't know of any other distro using similar concepts:
> Xandros on Eee, Ubuntu, Debian, OpenMoko, Gentoo, RedHat - none is using
> a concept of two separate modes for installs. I wonder how did it happen
> that Maemo got those?

Ubuntu's "Add/Remove Software..." is a frontend to apt which shows a subset of all the available packages; shows an end-user suitable name and a small icon.

This is exactly what Hildon Application Manager does as well (although I don't know how Ubuntu's version works under the covers). "Red pill mode" switches it to show *all* packages (and also removes the "Section: user/" prefix requirement).

This is the reason for the two modes - one gives you the sanitised view, one gives you everything. I fully agree with blue-pill mode for end-users; but I don't understand why red-pill's needed: if you're a power user, I can't imagine Hildon App Mgr being a better UI than apt-get.



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