KDE love!

´╗┐Recently, Daniel and ´╗┐Adrien have been rocking with KPackageKit and QPackageKit.
The library is coming on nicely, and the tools are starting to look very KDE like. They could do with a hand, so if you want to get involved, jump on the mailing list and introduce yourself to those two dudes.

See here for a sneak preview. There’s also a screenshot of the OpenSuse updater, which is also working with a PackageKit backend now.

Next step, world domination. Seriously, rock on.

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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.

4 thoughts on “KDE love!”

  1. The KDE add/remove software screenshot reminded me of something I previously thought of when looking at the GNOME counterpart. Namely, it’s not IMHO immediately obvious how you add/remove an application…

  2. These look very cool – it is nice to have system tools, especially those that sit in the system tray properly integrated with your desktop of choice (in my case that’s KDE). It’s great that packagekit allows different guis to be put together that can then be used across different distributions with different underlying package management systems.

    Also, I’ve been using the packagekit updater (gtk) in the fedora 9 prereleases and it sems very nice, already better than pup imho.

  3. @Martin
    thanks for the feedback, we could make the install button bigger, maybe of a different color. As for the process 1. Search 2. Install, we could maybe had a label… I’m open to any suggestion :-)

  4. @Madcat

    Ah, there’s an install button on the second screenshot. How come it’s not there on the first? ;) (Dynamicaly changing UI should be kept to a minimum.)

    And for the two GNOME screenshots at the top… how exactly do I install a package? Do I double click it?

    And for both the GNOME and KDE versions… the packages listed, are they installed or not? How do I tell?

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