PackageKit YUM backend complete, and the update viewer

Tim has just committed the last parts to the yum backend in PackageKit:

Now, we have to focus on:

  • The APT backend
  • Adding unit tests (use “make gcov” to get a nice report)
  • Finding performance hot-spots (use “make gprof” to help)
  • Finding memory leaks in client and server programs (use valgrind)
  • Adding more sane commenting and gtk-doc markup to functions
  • A new release

But before that, I need to put the update detail into the pk-update-viewer application. At the moment I've got this:

I have to put the following into the bottom 'pane' somehow:

  • package_id (contains what repo it's coming from and the name arch and version)
  • updates (what packages are updated by this package)
  • obsoletes (what is updated by this package)
  • url (a link to a security advisory etc.)
  • restart (if we need to restart or logout/login)
  • update_text (all the description about why the update was done)

The button should be the url link, but I'm stuck otherwise. Ideas welcome, as I'm not GUI design legend.

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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.

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