PackageKit Update Viewer

People are odd creatures. Sometimes people want to see why different packages need to be updated and want more information about what the update will achieve.

Yes, I know I need a details box…

The pk-updates application will list updates and show more information if you click on an entry. There is no such information from yum yet (AFAICT), but I'm trying to design the signal to be powerful enough for the other backends and for yum when it gets that data.

If you click close, the application will close. If you click apply, then the application will close, and the update will continue in the background. Yay for async.

If anyone wants to fix any of the applications to match the GNOME HIG (or other spelling or grammar fixes), send me an email and I'll get you commit on my internal development server; I'm really no good at that sort of stuff. Thanks.

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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.