[packagekit] Package update policy
ken at vandine.org
Tue Sep 25 12:56:12 PDT 2007
I would be all for something like that... of course it would need to
be optional. I know I would want my box to auto update :)
On 9/25/07, Robin Norwood <rnorwood at redhat.com> wrote:
> So how should package updates work for most users? My feeling is that
> most users don't care. They just want updates. Some users, such as the
> risk averse, the control freaks, and those who have to (sometimes?) pay
> for bandwidth, may want more control.
> Here's the way I think it should work, to cover most users -
> A UI that looks something like this:
> Update my system:
> o Daily
> o Weekly
> o Never
>  Ask me before updating.
> So, assuming one of the first two options are ticked, updates are
> checked for periodically. If the 'ask' option is ticked, a window is
> popped up (assuming a user is running the pk-applet) to interactively
> install the updates. Otherwise, the updates are downloaded and
> installed in the background, with the state of any pk-applet showing
> A nice 'future enhancement' might be another checkbox that says "Apply
> security updates only"...pending backend support, of course.
> Thoughts? Flames?
> Robin Norwood
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