gnome-packagekit 0.1.1 release!


  • Updated Norwegian bokmål translation (Kjartan Maraas)
  • Add Polish translation (Piotr Drąg)

New features:

  • Show an icon when we are waiting, to give feedback when yum is waiting for a command line tool to release the lock (Richard Hughes)
  • Connect up the Requires button in the toolbar (Grzegorz Dabrowski)
  • Add a desktop icon for pk-repo (Richard Hughes)


  • Use the new API in PackageKit to get the cached data (Richard Hughes)
  • Use a local copy of libgbus to stop the startup race of gnome-power-manager, gnome-screensaver and pk-update-icon from preventing the update icon to show on first login (Richard Hughes)
  • Spin the progress bar at the same speed between applications (Richard Hughes)

Tarball available here.

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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.