[packagekit] Getting updates whilst updating system

Robin Norwood rnorwood at redhat.com
Tue Oct 23 10:34:48 PDT 2007

"Ken VanDine" <ken at vandine.org> writes:

> I vote for option 4, tell the user their the an update running...
> possible wait or let the user re-queue.  But we should tell we are
> "doing something".

+1 to this.  But there are all sorts of nasty corner cases.

o User opens update viewer, looks at stuff.
o Something automatically queues updates.

So I guess we'd need to do the 'am I updating stuff' check whenever the
update list is updated, and whenever the user clicks on the 'update now'


> On 10/23/07, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If we are in the middle of a UpdateSystem call, and the user opens up
>> the update viewer, what are we supposed to do?
>> 1. Queue the transaction, so the user just gets the pulsating bar for
>> ~15 minutes
>> 2. Return "No updates available"
>> 3. Return the cached list of updates that we are installing
>> 1 is what we do now, and is less than great. 3 would let the user queue
>> two update transactions, which probably isn't what we want.
>> Comments?
>> Richard.
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Robin Norwood
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