PackageKit Transaction Viewer

The transaction viewer application allows the user to see what was done, and when. It also allows the user (power user?) to rollback to previous checkpoints if the backend allows this and the admin has granted permissions.

The transaction viewer. Yet another tool…

It's a pretty trivial application. Notice the use of mail-send-receive to denote downloading a package. That makes me feel dirty inside. There's a whole load of icons that need drawing, such as:

  • package-install
  • package-download
  • package-update
  • package-remove
  • transaction-suceeded
  • transaction-failed
  • software-update-low (software-update-available and software-update-urgent already exist)

If you want to volunteer for this (or know of suitable icons) then please yell. They have to be Tango style, and available in 22×22 png and svg file formats. 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.