[packagekit] Package update policy

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 13:39:06 PDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 15:26 -0400, Robin Norwood wrote:
>  o Daily
>  o Weekly
>  o Never

I really think weekly is too long, even for non-critical updates.

>  [] Ask me before updating.
> -------------------------------

Essential. Maybe hourly might also be an option?

> 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
> progress.


> A nice 'future enhancement' might be another checkbox that says "Apply
> security updates only"...pending backend support, of course.

Well, we can do this already with UpdatePackage as we can install
individual updates (which we get from the status of GetUpdates).


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