Today is the second day of the cross distro app-installer mini-conference here in Nuremberg.
Putting things together
Finally sessioninstaller has left the status of vapoware! Sessioninstaller provides the missing link to use the PackageKit session API with aptdaemon.
I am glad to announce aptdaemon: It is a DBus controlled and PolicyKit using package management daemon build on python-apt.
Announcemnet: PyGTK PackageKit
Recently I added support for asynchronous operations to the Python client of PackageKit. And on top of this a set of PyGTK widgets which make using PackageKit quite comfortable. The code is part of today’s 0.3.10 release.
PackageKit: Call for testing
The APT backend for PackageKit 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:
PackageKit is landing
I finally found some time to create Ubuntu packages of PackageKit. PackageKit is an effort to provide a common, sane and smooth software installation process among all/most distributions. Currently the APT backend (used by Debian and Ubuntu) only allows to search and refresh the cache. But a lot of people are interested in bringing it forward.