Kapti, an experimentation on package installation/removal UI

Ike Sumera ike.sumera at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 13:11:00 BST 2010

This is great.  There is no more reason not to like apt-get/aptitude for
those GUI obsessed.  Keep it up.  Thank you so much for sharing as it's
inspired me.

2010/6/1 Aurélien Gâteau <aurelien.gateau at canonical.com>

> Hi,
> Since I have lots of free time :), I played this weekend with an idea of
> mine: a simple tool to install/remove packages.
> The tool is named Kapti, this wiki page will let you learn more about it
> and even install it:
> http://gitorious.org/kapti/pages/Home
> What makes it a bit different than other tools is that it's a web-like
> UI: you click links to install/remove packages or view the detailed
> information of a package.
> This is quite handy because for example the detailed information
> presents the suggests/recommends list as links, so you can easily learn
> more about a suggested package, click its "Install" link, then click the
> "Back" button to return to the previous package you were reading about.
> I do not intend to develop this as a competitor to KPackageKit and I
> already talked with Daniel Nicoletti, the KPackageKit maintainer (who is
> CC to this mail), about this. I see Kapti as an experiment on the UI,
> something which maybe could be integrated in KPackageKit later (but
> there is nothing precise right now).
> I am interested in your feedback, especially regarding the fact that it
> behaves a bit like a web browser.
> Aurélien
> DISCLAIMER: I created Kapti in my (ever shrinking) free time, Canonical
> is not involved in it.
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