[packagekit] PackageKit DBus Interface in Ubuntu - It is the API that matters!

Alex Eftimie alex at rosedu.org
Thu Nov 17 12:09:42 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Sebastian Heinlein <glatzor at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> A valid question is: Why not replace AptDaemon by PackageKit at all? The
> answer is that we need a highly integrated backend for software-center:
> chaining of transactions, storing meta-data in transactions, handling of
> purchases, downloading while installing (coming feature), inheritance of
> PolicyKit priviliges, configuration file conflict support, fast adding
> of new API (e.g. AddLicenseKey) ...

As a developer who have worked on the experimental PackageKit backend
for software-center, and struggled with API differences and
incompatibility, I think this is a good decision, and look forward
supporting your work.


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