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Re: list-packages: Marking packages as "uninteresting"?

From: Jeremiah Dodds
Subject: Re: list-packages: Marking packages as "uninteresting"?
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 10:23:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

"T.V. Raman" <address@hidden> writes:

> This is mostly a simple feature request:
> Right now list-packages presents a giant list of packages, with
> available packages listed first -- followed by all the installed
> packages.
> This also means that every time you bring it up, you end up
> looking through packages you've decided are not interesting to
> you --- would be possible to add the ability to mark packages as
> "uninteresting" and have them bubble down to the bottom of the
> list? They'd always be available in the packages buffer and you
> could even find them with isearch -- they'd just not clutter up
> the list and make it possibly to see what  new packages have
> shown up.

I'd personally much rather see efforts put toward collapsible package
categorization than simple filtering. If you wanted to go that route
though, there are existing emacs packages that have similar behavior,
gnus off the top of my head.

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