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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: setup (2.895)

On 18/01/2019 23:58, Tony Kelman wrote:
- Drag setup into the 1990s, by replacing the custom-drawn package
chooser with a ListView common control.

-- Use standard UI elements to choose an action to take on a package or
category, rather than the weird UX of clicking to cycle around a list of
options of undisclosed length.

-- Behaviour change: previously, a category action only affected
packages which matched any name search filter applied.  Now all packages
contained by the category are affected.

I noticed a behavior change that felt like a regression to me, could you
clarify whether or not it falls under the intended new behavior?

With previous versions of setup you could use the category view and select
"Install" for the "All" category and get a (slightly crazy, not-recommended)
conflict-free package resolution to install.

With 2.895, now the selection for the "All" package applies even to the
default-hidden "_obsolete" category, resulting in over 100 conflicts
between obsolete packages and their successors. Should selections on the
"All" category follow the setting of the "Hide obsolete packages" checkbox?

I'm not sure if this is how older setup versions worked, but it might make
sense to not propagate selections from "All" to the "_obsolete" category
when that checkbox is enabled.

Thanks for reporting this issue.

As mentioned, previously the propagation was (accidentally?) coupled to the visibility of packages, whereas now it applies to all packages (including those invisible because they are in the obsolete category)

So yeah, the behaviour of "All" category now is not very useful, and needs fixing, probably in the way you suggest.

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