[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Put explicitly installed packages in bold during update/install/removal

Guillaume Bouchard guillaume.bouchard at liris.cnrs.fr
Fri Jan 24 11:24:44 EST 2014

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 4:24 PM, Jerome Leclanche <adys.wh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Guillaume Bouchard
> <guillaum.bouchard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In extended table view, packages which are explicitly installed are
>> displayed as CELL_TITLE (i.e. in bold). This helps understanding why
>> packages are updated.
>> This helps the package managment workflow. During update, we can
>> quickly have a look at why packages are updated and easilly track and
>> remove the explicit packages which are not longer required. During
>> remove, it shows all the explicit packages which are also removed by a
>> cascade removal. During install, it provides a feedback on how your
>> action will affect the database.
> 2¢ for the bikeshed: have you tried putting non-explicitly installed packages
> in grey instead? It might make more sense.

Patch sent (However, I may have failed the "Message-Id" because it
does not appears as a child of this discussion.

I'm not really convinced with the "Grey" results. And for the grey I
was forced to add a new colstr category which linked to BOLDBLACK.


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