[gsoc2011] PackageKit integration for Ubuntu Software Center

Alex Eftimie alex at rosedu.org
Thu May 19 03:46:44 PDT 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 6:49 AM, Sebastian Heinlein <sebi at glatzor.de> wrote:
> Aptdaemon allows to store custom meta data in the transactions. You
> would also need to also store them somewhere in PackageKit, eg. app name,
> icon.
> This allows to re-associate a transaction with the corresponding app
> after a restart of USC or using other clients.

Noted that, thanks for the heads up.

> You should also think about PackageKit backends which only provide a
> very slow GetPackages call and which don't support the internal
> package list cache. But I don't have got any idea here.

The plan is to rely on PK only for installation tasks. Getting and
maintaing the package list (currently AptCache, in the future
something wrapping on app-data.xml) should not rely on PK, but I'm not
sure how this will work out.


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