PackageKit: Call for testing

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at
Wed Sep 3 06:08:42 UTC 2008

Am Dienstag, den 02.09.2008, 23:50 -0500 schrieb Luke L:
> It's packagekit-gnome, not 'gnome-packagekit'.
> Worked fine for me. Are we supposed to be critiquing the software? It
> was a bit minimalist, and the frames in the windows are not
> resize-able. It doesn't seem as full featured as Synaptic, though it
> has a good look to it. It's info area is better laid out, and a live
> search feature. The repo listing is better in Synaptic.
> In short, I could see it being very useful and competitive with
> Synaptic, with a few tweaks and cleanups.

Currently it is not the question if to replace our existing tools. But
it is important to not miss the PackageKit interface on APT based
systems, since some upstream projects think about using it for
installing additional components.

Furthermore PackageKit only wants to target simply package manupiulation
tasks. It will never be a replacement for Synaptic, but could be used in
the language selector or gnome-app-install.


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