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Bug#558797: ITP: sessioninstaller -- APT based installer using PackgeKit's session DBus API

On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 09:32:10AM +0100, Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 05:56:18PM +0100, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> >   Description     : APT based installer using PackgeKit's session DBus API
> >  sessioninstaller makes use of PackageKit's DBus information to allow
> >  distribution neutral software management hooks for upstream software on
> >  APT based systems without loosing the interactiveness.
> A better description would be:
> Sessioninstaller allows applications to easily install additional
> software (e.g. extensions or GSreamer codecs) by calling a simple
> distribution neutral D-Bus interface.
> The confirmation, error reporting and progress notification of the
> installation is handled by sessioninstaller. Currently it comes only
> with a GTK based user interface.
Shouldn't this by 'only comes' instead of 'comes only'?

> The D-Bus interface is developed under the PackageKit umbrella and is
> available on the session bus. The reference implementation can be
> found in gnome-packagekit. It was also adpoted by KPackageKit.
> In contrast to gnome-packagekit and KPackageKit it doesn't use the
> PackageKit daemon for querying and installation, but instead makes
> use of APT and aptdaemon directly (alternatively synaptic can be
> used).

Thanks! The description I added was copied from the one found I found
in an old bzr revision. Send me a message when you have something
uploadable (for experimental or unstable).

BTW, if I build nautilus with PackageKit support nothing happens
when I click the search button for an unknown filetype. Isn't this
one of the areas which sessioninstaller should cover?

Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.

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