[packagekit] Apt backend is back
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Dec 2 23:38:53 PST 2011
Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> As you have perhaps already seen in the latest commits to master I
> decided to revive the Python based APT backend. The backend is ported to
> the latest python-apt API.
The obvious question here is: why?
APT is written in C++, not Python, and, while I'm not using it personally (I
use Fedora, not anything deb-based), AFAIK, the native aptcc backend is
working fine, so why revive the Python-based one? We have an application in
C and a library in C++, so why go through Python?
Python backends are actually not that great for PackageKit, and in fact one
of the reasons Richard started zif is to have a non-Python backend for
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