PackageKit and double clicking…

Now if you double click on a rpm/deb file you will get the following UI:

localinstall auth dialog

You always get asked for the admin (or user) password so that this can't be abused by a malicious script when you have asked PolicyKit to remember your password.

We're a couple of weeks from the release of 0.1.0. There are no DBUS API changes planned in the near future, and we're just going though the list of blockers for release.

Join us in #PackageKit on freenode if you get stuck or you want to ask any questions. 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.

One thought on “PackageKit and double clicking…”

  1. If you look at Pirut or any of the system-config-* tools in Fedora, the line about “system policy” is instead some along “This program needs more privileges' instead of saying “This access is being denied”. I think that is more clear than the current bold title.

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