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Nice dpkg status output:
 - try to detect reads attempts of the child (via select() on _child_control?)
 - implement cancel as a last resort
 

Misc:
 - check download size against statvfs against /var/cache
   and in generate download script on the target location

 - preferences: HIG instant apply only(fast enough for e.g. pkglist changes?)
 - human readable repositories (ubuntu bug #1347)
 - proxy username/password does not work with synaptic preferences 
   (add apt PROXY_USER PROXY_PASSWORD style variables into a special
    expoert dialog in preferences)
 - > I've a question: I want to install a package and it suggestes some
   >other ones. I'd like to be able to display info for the suggested
   >packages in as simple way as possible. The best would'be if I could
   >filter out all but the one pacakge being installed (the best would be a
   >context-menu entry "Display Suggested/Recommanded/Required") and those
   >it does suggest, so I could browse through the list, learn what is every
   >suggested package good for and decide whether or not to install
   >it. 
 - Scroll-bug (Eric Freyens, 25.10.2004)
 - add "pause download" feature (possible with the fetchers?)
 - integrate apt-get.org/fedoratracker.org into synaptic (savannah bug
   #10544), a "server list" similar to amule (or gnutella, etc).
 - Mail von Vidar Haar (9.Aug.2004): neues summary layout/
   check for diskspace before downloading/executing
 - make log-file [done] with optinal dpkg-output logging

HIG-2 (thanks to Sebastian for his analysis):
 - "Force Version" should be a radiobutton not a combobox 
 - "View-menu"? > View
                > |-> Toolbar
	        > |-> Dock properties window
	        > |-> Reload
   (sucky?)
 - "find" -> "search" (and Ctrl->S shortcut, current Ctrl-s->Shift-Ctrl-S)
 - update task dialog ( http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/2.0/images/controls-list-checkbox.png)
  - "Custom fonts": use radio-buttons, not checkboxes
    >  o Use theme font
    >  x use this font [font sel]
  

 
User-Mode:
----------
 - split into user and root mode. User mode does all the changes and for
   the final installation runs (with gksu or libgksu): 
   # synaptic --set-selection --non-interactive --hide-main-window --dont-write-any-config
   ( --dont-write-any-config needs to be implemented)
   -> MOST infrastructure is there. 
      Problems: * set-version is not in selection file
                * all settings are in in $USER/.synaptic (use
                  --preserve-env?)
		* proxy settings and stuff needs to be preserved/passed 
		  "run-as-root synaptic"
   root is needed for:
      - update: could be solved by making the /var/lib/apt/lists/ dir
                group writeable for a desktop-group 
      - edit sources.list

 - Need far better state saving:
   - save selected distribution when doing a "save selection"
   - when using "force version" save this as well
   - when "open cache" is called, make sure that the correct distribution 
     is selected for save/restore

      
Misc:
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 - network proxy detection if gnome/kde is installed/run (can be
   solved with user-mode?!?)
 - re-enable "default remove action" in the preferences window
 - > > (synaptic:24143): Gtk-CRITICAL **: file gtkwidget.c: line 1827
   > > (gtk_widget_hide): assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
   auf RPM
 - search in name+provides in search-dialog
 - In the change log view, link "bug" references to the actual bug report

Usability issues:
 - Rework repository and vendor dialog
 - Disable "Undo" and "Redo" if there is no action to perform
 - Think about implementing a summary of changes in the upgrade dialog
 - Use HIGified common dialogs (alignments and message text!)
 - Use a tree view for sections containing a separator "/" (e.g. SuSE, RedHat)
 - Merge the message about failed downloads and the "ignore failed downloads"
   dialog
 - Do not show "0 broken" and other "0" messages in the status bar
 - Use a warning or error icon in the status bar to get the users attention
   (e.g. in the case of broken packages)
 - Always show the progress bar in the main window and move it to left side
   (this is the default position in GNOME)
 - Make the status message more contextual: 
 	* show available upgrades after refresh
	* if there are broken packages, this is the only relevant message
 - Replace the "Running..." label in the "Apply changes" dialog with a
   progress bar and use a busy cursor (?)

Translation issues:
 - Use plural gettext in the status message

Unsorted:
 - possibility to resume failed installation of half installed packages
   Execute should be available if there are outstanding packages 
   (difficult!)
 - Please add hyperlink support in package info for example BTS entry
 - Please allow users to delete default filters and add an option to
   restore in prefs (or make them not deletable at all)
 - "crash handler" that automatically save the selections on a synaptic
   segfault (and present a dialog to reread them on the next start)
 - copy desktop file to the KDE menu - $KDEPREFIX/applnk/Settingsmenu
   "kde-config --prefix"
 - ask on debian-deity if it is possible to get a "DeletePin" function.
   this way, we can do default release pining without rereading the cache
   (see policy.cc:pkgPolicy::pkgPolicy())

Configure:
   - allways give the correct path in the synaptic.desktop file
     (currently hardcoded)

GUI:
   - Icons should be themable: gtkiconfactory
   - allow clicking in the depedency list so that the click takes
     you to the package
   - add native debconf reconfigure frontend using the cmdpipe interface
     to debconf (cool!)
   - try to get synaptic into base-config
   - add something that lets the user see if a certain package is already
     in the cache
   - add reduced view? (always ignore this package)
   - add ignore option for unwanted packages (use RPackageView?!)
   - add context menu in the dependency list to install/remove/upgrade
   - changesWindow should also support installing recommends/suggested pkgs
   - add a sources.list wizard for debian (like base-config)?

Filter:
   - add "immutable" filters that can be configured via /etc/synaptic/filters
   - dependencies of selected package
   - dependents of selected package

General:
   - add something like aptitude Last-change support, so that you can
     track what pkgs where installed to fullfill some dependencies
     (and have the option to remove them again automatically)
     [might be enough to use "remove with dependencies" ?]
   - make deporhan a native synaptic filter (should be easy)
   - implement raptoptions save/restore for getFlags/setFlags [not needed?]

Done: 
 - current task support is broken, try to fix it
 - add TaskView view to show tasks [done with tasksel window]
 - if download failed, use a special dialog to show it [done I think]
 - Add comments for translators [mostly done]
 - Reword unclear messages [mostly done]
 - Pressing a key should jump to the first package with the same
   inital letter [fixed with gtk2.6]
 - Use new column editor in the preferences
 - Disable search button in the search dialog until an expresseion was entered
 - Separate sections from package list [can be archived with sorting
   for section]
 - "held back" is a bad term (ubuntu bug #1309)
 - think about how to simplify the "reload" step for new users
   (see mail from Philippe Cloutier, 16.Sep.2004)
   [package list outdated dialog takes care of this]
 - after changes in the repositories editor, ask for a update of
   the package list
 - download window scrollbar shouldn't always scroll, make two areas,
   one with active jobs and one with completted jobs?  (see mail from
   Adam Lydick, 20.10.2004)
 - Shortcut for force-version (for Redhat people) 
 - "Refresh" must be "reload"
 - readd "UseRecommends" to auto-install recommended packages (done)
 - sorting by versions
 - redesign the columns (drag 'n drop?)
 - "pin/hold" support (-)
 - "install-this-versioN" (-) 
 - make a the used font in the treeview configurable 
 - when searching and then switching view-mode, go to the last selected
   pkg (maybe do that every time the view is switched?)
 - think about using a package details dialog
 - add reinstall
 - Add konqueror and opera to the list of help browser
 - do not use ithe same sentence for singular and plural in summary
 - icons in status list
 - enable glade support in download and execute window
 - implement font size choser [half-done see FAQ]
 - add a button to undo all programmed changes 
	(do we need this now that we have a "real" undo?)
 - hide seperator_hold on rpm based systems, too (?)
 - deactivate "do not modify" in the package menu if no modification was
   queued or no package is selected
 - split up the label_info (main window) into several labels
 - implement new glade version of dialog_summary
 - disable all package actions if "hold current version" is activated
 - "hold current version" in the package menu should represent the hold status
   (it is already an "Ankreuzfeld")
 - deactivate font selector in the prefs if user defined font is not activated
 - add context-menu on right-click (del/inst/upgr/show descr in own window,
 - context menus in the package list
 - GtkTextView for package name and short desc (textview_pkgcommon)
 - add a dialog that show what dependency is unmet if a pkg can not be
   installed (like ShowBroken() in apt-get.cc)
 - add a tab that shows all version of the package 
   (like apt-cache showpkg)
 - enable different sorting methods for the tree (e.g. size)
 - implement proxy settings 
 - implement a new (interactive) search function
 - config option what the default action of ("delete") button is
 - "removed but residual config" should win against 
   "obsolete or locally installed" in by status view
 - add remove with deps menu entry 
 - add "Provides" tab (done)
 - obsolete packages (installed, but no install version available)
   (named "not installable")
 - add missing functionality in rpackagefilter line 183 (Provides filter)
 - display all files of a installed packages (like dpkg -L or apt-file) 
   [can't do this in a portable way]
 - add easy way to install suggested/recommended
 - convert all GtkCList to GtkTreeView (done)
 - make it possible to filter for maintainer
 - make a options to install recommended package automatically or
   semi-automatically with a dialog (done)
 - add something that adds cdrom uris to the sources
 - implement "undo" :) 
 - configure whether we want text under icons or not (done)
 - problem if a pkglist is not available on startup (rpm only)
 - implement some kind of deborphan functionality (make it a filter)
 - filter for "residual configuration" (removed, but still configuration)
 - make a extra warning if packages are deleted (via Summary Window)
 - label with short description resizes the gui (ugly)
 - add filters to menu (done)
 - make easy way to filter for description 
 - make more than one package selectable and allow "install", "keep" etc
   on this groups (done)
 - remove the update button in rgsrcwindow.cc (done)
 - add more key-shortcuts (done)
 - add repository dialog (done)
 - new packages in repository (done)
 - add cmdline argument for selecting a initial filter (done)
 - test for "swig" in configure.in (done)
 - get rid of all gtk_widget_set_usize() [mostly gone]
 - use colors to show different stuff about the package 
   (e.g. blue if upgradeable, red if broken etc) [done]
 - some online-help/mini-tutorial (partly done)
 - handle "|" case in WDepends (partly)
 - implement "Hold package" (partly)   
 - add man-page and localised man-page (done)