tom.fernandes at credativ.co.uk
Thu Mar 17 16:41:50 CST 2005
I took a look at the apt-notifier and kynaptic combination. It works,
but requires hacking to be integrated nicely:
* easy to use
* it builds on hoary
* customisable command execution on "upgrade"-action (sudo)
* customisable update intervall
* fetches sources into ~/.apt after a configurable amount of time
- update-notifier has got a better approach here: it get's triggered
when the systemwide sources.list contain upgradable packages
* not easy to remove permanently from panel if unwanted for any reasons
* already in main
* not intuitive enough imho (e.g. modify the icon tooltips would
* doesn't support "--upgrade-mode"
* lacks features
the lack of the "--upgrade-mode" makes it pretty useless for integration
as a trigger for whatever upgrade-panel-notifier. But as synaptic and
kynaptic share the same base of code this migth be "easy" to implement.
The lack of features is not *that* important I would say as long the
user is able to keep his system up-to-date in an easy way.
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