[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add ShowOldVersion Option

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 05:05:14 EST 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 11:57:49PM -0500, Justin Lampley wrote:
> This feature can be beneficial in many ways, but mostly it is a good 
> indicator (at least for me) of whether I should check out the change log of 
> the program.  With minor version increases, it is most likely minor updates 
> or bug fixes, but if it is a major version increase, many things might have 
> been changed that are worth checking up on before going through with the 
> install.

For me too, it's a very valuable information that I missed several times in
pacman (apt-get probably had it, but I don't remember how it was displayed..).

So the only thing that bothers me is the way it's displayed, I don't find it
very readable. But I don't have a better suggestion yet, besides maybe taking
inspiration from other package managers.

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