By hughsie on October 16, 2008
A C++ QT library for PackageKit has just been merged into PackageKit git master. It was written by Adrien Bustany, and it being used by KPackageKit. The QT library is being built with cmake, but the PackageKit project uses autotools. I want to keep the cmake bit in lib/libpackagekit-qt and just get automake to run […]
By hughsie on October 10, 2008
PackageKit has always had a log viewer, but I would be the first to admit that it looked shite, and wasn’t really useful for anybody. I’ve spent a couple of hours, adding more columns and adding a filter facility so that you can narrow down the results to something useful. Use cases for this tool: […]
By hughsie on October 9, 2008
As part of GSoC 2008, Shishir Goel added Service Pack functionality to PackageKit. To explain what a service pack is, it’s best to show a few use-cases. You have seven desktops you’ve just installed with Fedora 9. Each one needs to have 204Mb of updates installed. You have a laptop that needs network drivers before […]
By hughsie on October 2, 2008
If you want to see how your codecs are going to be installed in Fedora 10, watch this screencast. This automatic process relies on the user adding an external repo (as most of the formats are non-free), but that’s pretty easy. Comments, as ever, appreciated.