[packagekit] Dynamic Groups in Packagekit
notting at redhat.com
Tue Sep 23 14:35:09 PDT 2008
Tim Lauridsen (tim.lauridsen at googlemail.com) said:
> just reading a long heated debate on fedora-devel about yum
> categories/group vs groups in PackageKit. Cutting away the flaming to
> get some constructive points IMHO.
> 1. the categories/groups used in the installer is different than the one
> defined in packagekit, that is confusing for the user.
> 2. the packagekit groups are hardcoded, so the distro has no way to add
> special groups, important to the distro.
> The reasons that current pk groups are hardcoded are:
> * limit the number of groups
> * add specific icons to the groups
> * translate the group names.
FWIW, in Fedora/RHEL/etc:
- there are translations in the metadata itself
- we use a mapping from the yum group ids to icons that the backend can use as well
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