Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Dec. 06 2007,18:02
1. No search, only browsing by category. The MyDSL repository is constantly growing, but it is tiny compared to the package lists from the larger distros. Perhaps one day a search will be included, but for now it is essentially a linear process of starting with a category and viewing all packages in that category.
2. Gtk is a toolset used to build certain graphical user interfaces. DSL has Gtk1, but the newer versions of Firefox (and mydsl apps in the Gtk2 category) require the newer and heavier Gtk2.
3. MyDSL is linked with one site, which is listed in /opt/.dslrc
Each category button will grab a list of files in a subdirectory of that site
The MyDSL system has been evolving and improving over time; who knows what it will eventually become. Please keep in mind that DSL is being developed by one single person who is fixing bugs, writing and improving scripts, researching better application solutions and the user experience as a whole, and handling MyDSL.
Synaptic is available for DSL too. DSL supports Debian packages, to an extent, as well as the MyDSL packages.