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Default repositories to not-autorefresh

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Due to the extra load time required to refresh repositories on auto-fresh when opening the software manager or any other access to it, I go through all my repositories and disable auto-refresh.

It would seem most users would be happier with a quicker load time, since keeping the repositories up-to-date should be done via automatic updates are manual refreshing. As an alternative, perhaps have a auto-refresh after x-days or somethign by default, but everytime it loads is a bit much and having to manually go through change them all is rather annoying.

I am open to suggestions, but I feel this can be improved.

User benefit:

Make software management more responsive to users and faster to load, giving a better user experience.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png S. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

It would be good to figure out a way that you could start the program managment module without the long delay you currently get but turning off the refresh isn't something I'd be in favor of since I want the option to select the latest version of anything available. The current timeout is something like 10 minutes that make it a real pain to come in and out several times when installing/updating stuff.

Coming up with a way to keep the repositories automatically updated, possibly daily, would be good enough for me. Anything that could be done to speed the refresh process would also be an improvement.

icons/user_comment.png G. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

I would disable auto-refresh for static repositories.

Once released, oss, non-oss, debug and source do not change anymore.

For other repositories, I prefer auto-refresh. If I want to disable auto-refresh, I can do this after adding.

icons/user_comment.png J. B. wrote: (7 years ago)

The key with the auto-refresh is that even when disabled...the system updater applet will still refresh them. It seems that the auto-refresh just triggers it as well when you open the Yast->Software Management tool which is rather annoying since no one wants to sit there and watch it update them.

You can also do the zypper refresh and zypper up|dup from command line to force, but for speed and usability of UI it would be nice to default to disabled.

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