PackageKit name;version;arch

Okay, quite a major omission on my part, but the PackageKit 'Package' signal previously didn't send the version or architecture of the queried package. It does now.

Extra columns…. wooo…

I've also merged in the start of a conary backend (thanks Ken!) and made the spawn code an order of magnitude faster. There's also quite a bit of interest in making a pacman and emerge backend for PackageKit too.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

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  1. First of all I have compiling errors (Warnings that are threated as errors), Iworked arround this by manually changing the Makefiles. Another compile error: /home/nathan/Documents/sources/PackageKit/client/pk-notify.c:790: undefined reference to `g_timeout_add_seconds' pk-notify.o: In function `pk_notify_refresh_cache_finished_cb': /home/nathan/Documents/sources/PackageKit/client/pk-notify.c:812: undefined reference to `g_timeout_add_seconds' pk-notify.o: In function `pk_notify_init': /home/nathan/Documents/sources/PackageKit/client/pk-notify.c:917: undefined reference to `g_timeout_add_seconds' /home/nathan/Documents/sources/PackageKit/client/pk-notify.c:919: undefined reference to `g_timeout_add_seconds' that function is only available in glib 2.14. I do have 2.12. I changed the code to use g_timeout_add. The seconds parts multplied * 1000. Then running the app: nathan@nathan-laptop:~/Documents/sources/PackageKit$ sudo packagekitd ** ERROR **: Already running on this machine aborting… Afgebroken (core dumped) Why is this running already? I shouldn't, this is the first time I startup the program

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