[Aptitude-devel] Bug#837971: Bug#837971: aptitude: [PATCH] Distinguish Debian-specific and upstream upgrades

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Sep 16 11:47:00 UTC 2016

Hi Keshav,

Keshav Kini wrote:
> When upgrading packages, aptitude users might like to know whether each
> upgrade represents a newer upstream version of the package, or is merely
> a Debian-specific change.  This can be determined by comparing the
> current and candidate versions in the rightmost two columns of the
> package listing, but I thought it might be easier to see at a glance if
> these two kinds of upgrades were colored differently in the UI.
> The attached patch (directly importable into git) makes upgrades that
> represent a newer upstream version appear in bold, while upgrades that
> represent a Debian revision bump appear as before.

Interesting ideas (both, separating upstream from packaging changes as
well as using the bold attribute for highlighting).

Will probably have to try it so see how it feels, but in general I
like the idea. So thanks for having already included a patch!

		Regards, Axel
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