Adept 3.0 alpha (!) 5 is out

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Adept 3.0 alpha (!) 5 is out

Postby Telemachus » 2008-08-05 14:36

I don't use KDE or Adept, but I saw this in my most recent Debian Project News email: http://web.mornfall.net/blog/adept_3.0_alpha_5.html.

I know some folks will be happy to see it coming along, but note the Known Issues (especially the first two - super especially the first one) carefully.
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Postby craigevil » 2008-11-05 20:25

Just curious what does adept offer that synaptic doesn't?
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Postby Telemachus » 2008-11-05 21:18

craigevil wrote:Just curious what does adept offer that synaptic doesn't?

I couldn't really say. I posted the note back in August because so many people had been complaining so much about Adept being taken out of Lenny. I use aptitude pretty much exclusively for package management. As far as I know, some people like it because it's KDE native. Beyond that, I don't know what's good (or bad) about it.
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Postby infinitycircuit » 2008-11-05 22:16

Although it is a GTK+ application like Synaptic, I'm personally more excited for the Aptitude GUI that was worked on during the Google Summer of Code (http://www.milliways.fr/). It has an extensively tabbed interface that looks pretty accessible and powerful.
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Postby infinitycircuit » 2008-12-17 22:28

Well, it's the end of Adept. That's a shame.

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Postby rickh » 2008-12-17 23:44

Well, it's the end of Adept. That's a shame.

Why is that (a shame). Good riddance from everything I've ever read about it.
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Postby BioTube » 2008-12-18 00:27

Never used it, at least not at a time it actually did anything.
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Postby AdrianTM » 2008-12-18 00:41

rickh wrote:
Well, it's the end of Adept. That's a shame.

Why is that (a shame). Good riddance from everything I've ever read about it.

Never liked it, when I tried it in Kubuntu was buggy and I much rather prefer CLI tools, but I see the situation this way: for people who don't want to use it it's not a gain or loss either way, for people who like it it's a loss... so it's net loss. But I've heard that common sense can't be taught to old dogs.
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Postby Jackiebrown » 2008-12-18 04:25

craigevil wrote:Just curious what does adept offer that synaptic doesn't?


If you use those tools (I use synaptic and aptitude and they seem to coexist fine even as far as removing no longer required dependencies,) you might want a version written in the toolkit to match your DE.

It's a little annoying that installing synaptic brings in a lot of gnome. I tried installing it with no recommends on a clean install a few weeks ago and realized I needed an icon set. The icon-set led to more and more junk. And without it, I couldn't tell what was installed and what wasn't.
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