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[GSoC] KDE4/Qt4 based package manager


I would be interested in making KDE4/Qt4 based package manager. I am
2nd year student of computer science from Poland (Gdansk University of
Technology, CET/CEST) with some experience in C/C++ and Qt programming
and git as SCM. Currently during my spare time I am working on light
music player in Qt4.5 for Linux (something like foobar2000 for
Windows). I think that it will be possible for me to do that package
manager, if I take some time during the community bounding period to
learn more about Debian package system and reserve my vacation and end
of  time to my vacation and main application.

I think that it will be good idea to make this application only in Qt
(without KDE4). Thanks to that someone who doesn't use KDE could use
this package manager without downloading extra dependeces.
How this package manager should look? I would make it look a bit like
synaptic or shaman (from Chakra). I think that aptitude-gtk and adept
are not userfriendly. Using these applications was quite difficult for
me. This kind of program is aimed at beginners, so we must make
everything to try make package installing with this tool as simple as
That's why I think the best way to make Qt4 based package manager is
make it from scratch.

If you have any questions, just send me an email. I have problem with
writing in English, but I hope that content of this email is clear for

Mateusz "Matthew" Marek

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