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PackageKit and gnome-packagekit 0.1.3 released!

Today I released PackageKit and gnome-packagekit 0.1.3. PackageKit release notes. gnome-packagekit release notes Tarballs available here.

Removing software; blowing your feet off

In packagekit, there are two modes for removing a package, force-true and force-false. If force is false, then the package will only be removed if no other packages depend on it. If force is true, then it and any packages that depend on it are also removed. With this power allows us to do cool […]

Remembering packages

Colin opened this bug the other day. Fedora 8 comes out in a few days, and like him I normally clean out the rubbish from my $HOME, and wipe my root partition. This gets rid of all the get-me-running-bodges and failed updates of a typical rawhide cycle. What I normally do is install the latest […]

PackageKit YUM backend complete, and the update viewer

Tim has just committed the last parts to the yum backend in PackageKit: Now, we have to focus on: The APT backend Adding unit tests (use “make gcov” to get a nice report) Finding performance hot-spots (use “make gprof” to help) Finding memory leaks in client and server programs (use valgrind) Adding more sane commenting […]

Copyright issues for logos?

I want to use the GNOME foot, the KDE cog and the XFCE cross logos for the respective desktop group icons in gnome-packagekit.         Copyright issues? Trademarks? Am I allowed to ship these icons in the tarball? The licence of gnome-packagekit is GPLv2+ if that helps. Advice appreciated.

Random errors…

Taken from “man va_start”If there is no next argument, or if type is not compatible with the type of the actual next argument (as promoted according to the default argument promotions), random errors will occur.Just what I like. Random errors.

PackageKit and gnome-packagekit 0.1.2 released!

Today I released PackageKit and gnome-packagekit 0.1.2. PackageKit release notes. gnome-packagekit release notes. Tarballs available Thanks to all those who made this possible.

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