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By hughsie on December 19, 2008
About two years ago, I was at a conference with a load of GNOME people. I mentioned over drinks to two friendly Red Hat hackers, that I had an idea about a packaging framework. It was just an idea, as I was working for a large defence company, and had precious little time to maintain […]
By hughsie on December 12, 2008
PackageKit now knows the type of connection you are using, thanks to NetworkManager. Many thanks for Dan Williams for the pointers, and the guys in #gnome-hackers for the wording. Now you can be less scared using PackageKit and “automatically install” when occasionally using expensive GPRS on a laptop.
By hughsie on December 8, 2008
Please don’t yet update DBus for CVE-2008-4311. It’s known to break PackageKit, cups, ConsoleKit, DeviceKit, DeviceKit-power, gdm, and system-config-services. There’s a partial bugfix that has been pushed so PackageKit tools still run (without the GetTid or SetLocale errors), but as introspection is still broken they’ll be odd little warnings and errors for other stuff. I […]
By hughsie on December 5, 2008
I’ve been quietly admiring the Debian BASH command not found functionality for a while. For those unfamiliar with the functionality, it suggests installing packages if you typed a command that is not installed. It also seemed to be pretty helpful suggesting replacements for typos. When Rahul opened a bug to include this in Fedora, I […]
By hughsie on December 1, 2008
PackageKit in git master has a new trick up its sleeve. Thanks to Behdad, It now optionally installs a gtk-module that integrates with Pango to detect when a document needs a new font installed to render correctly. No code changes are needed to any application using Pango, as all the magic is done in the […]