[packagekit] New GUI
hughsient at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 11:22:32 PDT 2009
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Jean Hubbard<jean_p57 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> So i am rather
> ticked that it has been dropped after being told 'next release' a few times
> and being marked as in development for so long all for something they
> decided to go at alone namely being AppCenter.
Well, they can do what they want, but I think it's shame they didn't
work with the other distros on this.
> Now 90% of the people from all forums that do appose or are not to happy
> with PK seem to have issues with the GUI and the functionality there of.
You know that 90% of all statistics are made up, right? :-)
> What i propose is just one entry, a single entry under System->Admin called
> Packagekit or something like that. You click on that and this pops up: v
What's the use case? I must admit that I quite like the "deep
integration" of PackageKit into the desktop, and I think exposing it
as one giant application detracts from the fact it's a framework for
other applications use.
> If you guys would like further feedback on this i could start a Poll in all
> the Forums and see how that goes and then lastly, unfortunately i have no
> experience coding and therefore would be not able to contribute to this in
> that way but would certainly be onboard to testing it.
Being honest, I don't think a poll would work. You might get a few
people to agree, but unless there are developers there wanting to make
an AppCenter clone I don't think it work.
If you're going to think about UI (and it's great that you've started
btw) have a look at these people:
http://www.packagekit.org/pk-profiles.html and think about how they
want to get a specific task done. People don't sit down and "manage
packages" they want to draw a cartoon, print a docuemnt, or play a
media file. Package management is just the bit that gets in the way.
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