Current status of PackageKit backends

Well, hacking is going good. New backends are being developed and merged, and the underlying daemon is a lot more stable. There are now helpers for threaded backends, so in theory they are as easy to write as the external spawned backends. I've merged lots of patches this weekend, and only have two more things on the “complete before first release” list.

                   | conary | yum | apt | box | alpm | ----------------------------------------------------- refresh-cache     |   X    |  X  |  X  |  X  |      | get-updates       |   X    |  X  |     |  X  |      | update-system     |        |  X  |     |     |      | search-name       |   X    |  X  |  X  |  X  |  X   | search-details    |        |  X  |  X  |  X  |      | search-file       |        |  X  |  X  |  X  |      | search-group      |        |     |     |     |      | install           |        |  X  |     |  X  |  X   | remove            |        |  X  |     |  X  |  X   | get-depends       |        |  X  |     |     |      | get-requires      |        |     |     |     |      | get-description   |   X    |  X  |  X  |  X  |      | get-update-detail |        |     |     |     |      | 

So, all being good, I hope to release version 0.1.0 in the next few weeks.

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hughsie

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.