[Aptitude-devel] aptitude readability

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sun Feb 23 09:02:13 UTC 2014

On 23 February 2014 16:29, Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23 February 2014 04:08, Kuro Maii <kurolist at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Hello all and/or developers of aptitude,
>> I have a request to update the cli output of aptitude to be "human
>> readable". I request this because I have used fedora and find it a bit
>> to unstable for daily use but I really like how yum has formated its output.
>> as for a demo of the output here are pastebins for both
>> aptitude: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6977999/
>> yum     : http://paste.ubuntu.com/6977867/
>> If a yum-like output can be implemented I would be very happy even if it
>> would be with an extra commandline option.
> The current internal design of aptitude means any change this
> significant would be large and unmanageable, spread across multiple
> modules.

Note that with my current plan the situation will be very different by
Jessie+1 (next next release of Debian).  At that time the internal
structure of the program will allow new interfaces to be added to and
maintained in aptitude quite easily.

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