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Re: notification of updates

On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 18:01:05 -0600
Jacob S <stormspotter@6Texans.net> wrote:

> On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 18:09:33 -0500
> kamaraju kusumanchi <raju.mailinglists@gmail.com> wrote:
> > In windows XP, when using acroread, it gives a notification if there
> > is a new version of acroread available. While this popup is
> > considered annoying by a lot, for some reason, I happen to like this
> > feature. Now my question is 'Is there any software in Debian which
> > performs a similar functionality?'
> > 
> > For example, when I open a file with gvim, I would like to have a
> > pop up saying that "there is a new version of gvim available in the 
> > repositories". It need not give options to install the software. But
> > if it does that, it would be super! Any ideas/suggestions are most
> > welcome. FYI, I am using unstable branch.
> The default installation of Ubuntu has something like this on the
> Gnome taskbar. My guess is that it has something to do with the
> gnome window-manager and synaptic, but I could be totally wrong. Maybe
> somebody else will know which software package I'm talking about, or
> you could try checking over on the Ubuntu forums to see which package
> provides that functionality.

Sorry for replying to myself here... an apt-cache search shows
apt-watch which might be what you want. It does, however, require you
to be running the gnome window manager to be able to use the applet. 

"apt-cache show apt-watch" for more information.


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