Request: adaptive interface column widths

Bug #1305021 reported by Shahar Or on 2014-04-09
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aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm always grateful for the astronomically useful Aptitude.

According to my testing, the last three columns; 'size', 'current version' and 'available version', are fixed width, as their width stays ever the same.

The width of the first column, the 'name', changes in order to accommodate the width of the terminal.

Version strings of a considerable amount of packages are longer than the fixed width of the columns that they show up in, thus they get displayed only partially.

It is then required that, in order to view the version strings, one must select each corresponding package and enter it's detailed view.

Therefore I imagine that a program behavior that would be comfortable is that the version string columns would be large enough where terminal width reasonably allows it.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: aptitude
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-23.45-generic 3.13.8
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Apr 9 14:36:06 2014
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2010-10-12 (1274 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: aptitude
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2013-10-26 (164 days ago)

Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :
Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :
Shahar Or (mightyiam) wrote :

Please excuse compiz for deforming my screen shot.

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