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Re: RHN-like applet for APT?

I'm impressed that you ported the RHN applet. Definite contribute to the
apt-watch applet. As I recall, the applet needed a lot of love.

On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 16:47 +0200, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 04:04:28PM +0100, Bluefuture wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Is there a need for a RHN-like applet for APT? If yes, is it possible to
> > port the RHN applet to support apt repositories (written in python) or
> > would a re-write be warranted?
> Just for the record. There is a RHN-like applet for APT, it's called 
> apt-watch (it might not be too easy to find out though).
> > Would anyone be interested in seeing such a project take shape?
> I found the above the hardway, that is, after porting the RHN-applet myself 
> from RedHat to Debian, learning GNOME-Python along the way. I have a 
> working applet [1], if anyone is interested, with the same exact features 
> as the RHN applet (the capability to 'ignore' packages).
> If anyone wants to invest time in this appet please let me know, I rather 
> invest time cooperating with apt-watch and improving that applet with some 
> of the (nice) features of the RHN applet. It's also something that might be 
> good to include in the default GNOME setup in Debian.
> Regards
> Javier
> [1] Some features, like configuration saving and launching the update
> application don't work, but I'm not going to invest more time on that. 
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