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PackageKit groups

The PackageKit team have been rocking recently with lots of new features and bugfixes. There is yum group support thanks to Tim, and soon there will be other backends supported too. The screenshot below just shows what pk-application looks like with groups support. All the names are translated into the session users locale, as you […]

gnome-packagekit 0.1.1 release!

Translations: Updated Norwegian bokmål translation (Kjartan Maraas) Add Polish translation (Piotr Drąg) New features: Show an icon when we are waiting, to give feedback when yum is waiting for a command line tool to release the lock (Richard Hughes) Connect up the Requires button in the toolbar (Grzegorz Dabrowski) Add a desktop icon for pk-repo […]

PackageKit 0.1.1 release!

New backends: A SMART backend (James Bowes) A PiSi backend (S.Çağlar Onur) New features: A better, easier to use website (Richard Hughes) Added missing install-file.py so we can do local rpm installs (Tim Lauridsen) Be ultra-paranoid about validating input from the user (Richard Hughes) Send SIGQUIT and then SIGKILL after a little delay, so we […]

A smart backend in PackageKit

James Bowes is rocking more; PackageKit now has the beginnings of a smart backend. Next step, world domination. Early this week there will be a 0.1.1 release with more cool features, and lots of nice fixes.

Welcome to the future of user interfaces…

James Bowes has been rocking on PackageKit recently. This is some text client code he is working on right now: PercentageUpdate NoPercentageUpdates Quoting James, “welcome to the future of user interfaces…”

New Packagekit website

The new Packagekit website is online – comments welcome, thanks!

PackageKit and gnome-packagekit 0.1.0 release!

The Daemon The first public release of PackageKit! New gobject client library for session software to easily talk to PackageKit. Asynchronous API that does not block. Daemon that can queue and manage multiple simultaneous blocking and non-blocking transactions Client applications (pkcon and pkmon) that interact with PackageKit on the command line without any GUI dependencies […]

PackageKit Repo Viewer

Not very important in the grand scheme of things, but some people want to be able to enable and disable different repos. pk-repo, which took about 10 minutes to create… The frontend is done, the backend just needs adding. This should be pretty trivial, it just needs support in the backends. Of course, this will […]

PackageKit Release Next Week

At the last GUADEC I mentioned to mclasen and hadess after a few beers that I wanted to look into a package management system service. I talked to davidz and he thought it was a good idea but very very difficult to do because of the technical difficulties and all the politics involved. I like […]

org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement and the user

PackageKit now locks the org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement interface on HAL when a backend task is marked as non-interruptable. This basically means that if you start a system upgrade and then click hibernate then it will allow it during the download phase but deny it during the actual install phase. This also works with multiuser fast-user-switch environments, where […]

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