I used to really like glint for install RPMs in 5.2. Sure the actual
program rpm was better if I had just downloaded a new RPM and new
exactly what it was called, and why I was installing it.
But, glint was really good for when you didn't know exactly what you
wanted, you just looked at a categorized tree of what was not already
installed, saw what you wanted and installed it.
This new Gnome RPM program, IMHO is not good at all. First, it doesn't
filter out RPMs that are already installed. Second, it just shows their
name, you have to add it to a list and the query it individually just to
see which group it is in. Not good if you're just browsing through the
available packages, not knowing exactly what you want. But, if I knew
exactly what I wanted, rpm from the command line is a lot easier. Plus,
glint is no longer included in 6.0.
Did no one at RedHat think that people installed packages in this
"browsing" manner? Is there some feature of Gnome RPM that I am missing?
Is the Gnome project planning on adding filtering and categorization to
the list of RPMs to install?