[packagekit] Questions for PK and future zypp backend development

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 07:40:24 PST 2008

On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 15:30 +0000, Thomas Wood wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 15:07 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 14:38 +0000, Thomas Wood wrote:
> > > One thing I've just discovered (I don't know if this is an error in my
> > > backend), is that multiple processes often overlap because there is a
> > > significant delay from the function finishing and destroy being
> > > called.
> > 
> > Ick, not cool.
> Indeed, especially as calling destroy twice in a row caused a double
> free in the ipkg backend :-)

> > > Is this intentional?
> > 
> > No, but I wouldn't mind betting the finished_delay stuff in pk-engine
> > and pk-backend will be the problem. I'm going to start designing the new
> > backend queue now, so hopefully in a few hours I can email the list and
> > say: what'd'ya'say?
> Cool. Out of interest, what's sort of timescale do you have in mind for
> the next release?

Well, I'm in two minds about this. One is to release soon (a few days)
with what we've got, which is lots of backend love and a semi-new update
program, and then work on the new backend structure after that.

The other is to perfect the update viewer and the new backend structure
then roll a release. This would be a couple of weeks max.

Votes considered.


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