A pretty-useless debugging client for PackageKit I wrote in a few minutes:

Useful to PackageKit Hackers…

It basically allows you to see what the currently running backend can do, and what is left to implement. Some of the backends can't do all the actions, so this tool can show you what they should be able to do. It's not pretty, but it's for programmers, not end users.

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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.