PackageKit: Call for testing

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at
Tue Sep 2 10:05:58 UTC 2008

The APT backend for PackageKit [1] has made a lot of progress recently
in the 0.3.x series. It nearly supports all features of PackageKit. 

Highlights of the 0.3.x series are:

      * Search for codecs and mime type handlers
      * Local file installation
      * Change log for updates
      * Group support
      * Repository handling
      * Notification of new distro releases
      * A lot of bug fixes

See the feature matrix for more infromation:

Currently we have got a quite outdated 0.2.4 version in Intrepid.
Furthermore sharing the same version would help to reduce maintenance
burden, since Fedora plans to ship 0.3.2 in the next release. But before
proposing a freeze exception I would like to have some feedback.

So if you are interested in this piece of software and want to push
packagekit forward please test it on your system and report bugs that
you may encounter.

You can find packages of the upcoming 0.3.2 release for Hardy and
Intrepid in this Personal Package Archive:

Add the repository and install the packages packagekit and

The new applications will appear in the System -> Administration menu.

The obligatory screenshot:


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