[packagekit] packagekit-qt : coverage now complete

Adrien BUSTANY madcat at mymadcat.com
Mon Jun 9 02:48:26 PDT 2008

Richard Hughes a écrit :
> On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 01:32 +0200, Adrien BUSTANY wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> packagekit-qt now covers 99.9% of the 0.2 API.
> Well done guys! Seriously good work.
>> Daniel is now working on 
>> the ui (I'll help him a bit), and considering is motivation and the 
>> screenshots we've already got, I think that the KDE4 ui will be nice. Of 
>> course, there'll be things to discuss, as for the gpk-application UI, 
>> but we should get something functionnal soon enough.
>> For those wondering what is the 0.01% left : it's one function in 
>> Transaction : GetLastPackage. Thanks to who can explain me the purpose 
>> of this function (does it return a package_id ?).
> It's a bodge, and I'll explain why: The API is async.
> SearchName(none,power)
> <wait a bit>
> Package(installed,gnome-power-manager,foo)
> <wait a bit [1]>
> Package(~installed,Kpowersave,bar)
> <wait a bit>
> Finished()
> Now imagine that you want to find out the status of what the transaction
> is doing at [1] - you can call GetLastPackage() and it will return a
> single package_id of (installed,gnome-power-manager,foo) -- which lets
> us show something nice in the UI. It's really as trivial as that.
OK, so I get a tid, thanks for the information
>> The git repo is *not* the one on freedesktop.org : that one is not 
>> working, totally outdated, and should be removed as soon as possible. If 
>> you want to look at the code, clone 
>> git+ssh://username@git.packagekit.org/srv/git/QPackageKit
> I've synced this, but if I were you, I would ask for an upstream project
> (rather than my people page) from freedesktop.org and this means you can
> ll have an upstream that you can all push to. Yell if you want me to set
> this up.
Hmm, I don't know how to request a page on fd.o, That could be a good 
idea. I think that kpackagekit (the ui) will end in KDE's svn, while 
packagekit-qt will end on fd.o
> Richard.
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