• AppInstaller Conference

    Today is the second day of the cross distro app-installer mini-conference here in Nuremberg.

    January 20, 2011 - 1 minute read - floss appinstall aptdaemon packagekit
  • Putting things together

    Finally sessioninstaller has left the status of vapoware! Sessioninstaller provides the missing link to use the PackageKit session API with aptdaemon.

    May 3, 2010 - 1 minute read - floss aptdaemon sessioninstaller ubuntu packagekit
  • Aptdaemon

    I am glad to announce aptdaemon: It is a DBus controlled and PolicyKit using package management daemon build on python-apt.

    February 1, 2009 - 2 minute read - floss ubuntu aptdaemon packagekit
  • 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.

    November 11, 2008 - 2 minute read - floss ubuntu packagekit
  • 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:

    October 1, 2008 - 1 minute read - floss ubuntu packagekit
  • 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.

    November 24, 2007 - 1 minute read - floss ubuntu packagekit