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Bug #4460

morpho package listing can be confusing when out of sync

Added by Oliver Soong almost 10 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
morpho - general
Target version:
Start date:
10/15/2009
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Bugzilla-Id:
4460

Description

This is a UI and clarity issue. Morpho's handling of versions is fine.

In the case of an old local copy and updated online copies, there is no indication in the package listing that there are old copies sitting around (the package listing shows an icon only for the remote copy and no local data). From the perspective of a sometimes offline user, it can appear that work on that old local copy has disappeared.

Similarly, a user who has an old local copy, but signs in and looks at the package listing might be led to believe there is no local data. When that user looks at the package listing offline, it might be surprising to see a local copy. There is also no indication that the data is out of date, even though the (possibly stale) cache might actually contain enough information to flag the local copy as out of date.

Adding something simple like a "stale local copies" icon would help clear this up, instead of using the same blank indication for no local data and local data out of date.

History

#1 Updated by Redmine Admin over 6 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 4460

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