apply & quit button in quit dialog

Bug #262915 reported by egasimus on 2008-08-30
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Debian)
New
Unknown
synaptic (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

When changes are made, but not applied, and Synaptic is being closed, I believe there should be an "Apply & Quit" button in the exit dialog.

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On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 08:27:07PM +0100, Carsten Luedtke wrote:
> Package: synaptic
> Version: 0.57.5.1
> Severity: wishlist

Thanks for your mail.

[..]
> To improve the usability, synaptic could automagicaly switch to the list
> of packages which are upgradeable after the user has fetched the lists.
> Or synaptic could just make the entry for the list as bold text or
> place a special icon. Something the unexperienced user can see - so he
> does the right thing and gets his security updates installed.
[..]

I'm not sure if that really should be put into synaptic. I wonder if
it is not easier if "update-manager" (a application used in ubuntu to
just display available software update) is ported to debian (people
are already working on doing this). It seems to me that the main
use-case you describe - installing (security) updates - is covered
with it better. Let me know what you thing about it.

Cheers,
 Michael

--
Linux is not The Answer. Yes is the answer. Linux is The Question. - Neo

egasimus (fallenblood) wrote :

Binary package hint: synaptic

When changes are made, but not applied, and Synaptic is being closed, I believe there should be an "Apply & Quit" button in the exit dialog.

RJ Clay (rjclay) wrote :

Reference bug # 336905 in Debian, which includes the following:
Another solution (maybe better) could be a dialog which warns the user: "there are updates possible - want you now install these packages? [yes of course], [No thanks, i know what I'm doing]" after he fetched new
package lists or before he quits synaptic.

Changed in synaptic:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in synaptic:
status: Unknown → New
egasimus (fallenblood) wrote :

That's something completely different - and there already is an update manager.

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-09-27
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-02-15
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-02-18
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
assignee: Robert Roth (evfool) → nobody
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-11-22
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2018-02-04
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
assignee: Robert Roth (evfool) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
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