[packagekit] Self-introduction: GSoC student (Fedora Project) working on Plasma PackageKit integration

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 05:29:57 PDT 2011

On 14 June 2011 07:42, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> On the PackageKit side, not much is needed, however we will need a new method
> in the org.freedesktop.PackageKit.Modify interface, similar to the existing
> InstallFontconfigResources, InstallGStreamerResources or InstallPrinterDrivers
> APIs. This is my next task in my project plan and will be required to
> implement the Plasma-side code, which is why I'm cross-posting this mail to
> the PackageKit list.

Makes sense. I'm wondering if it's useful to have a
InstallGenericResource that just takes the PkProvidesEnum as a string
as well as the provide to match. Other people have mentioned this to
me, e.g. InstallHaskellResource and I think we're at the point where a
generic method will be useful.

> Of course, some support for this feature is also needed on the package manager
> level. I am implementing automatic extraction of Provides and Requires for
> RPM. While I do not plan to work on other package managers myself at this
> time, I expect it to be relatively easy to add support for other packaging
> systems once the Plasma and PackageKit code is in place. I will be available
> for questions and guidance to anyone working on supporting this feature for
> other package managers.

Sounds good.

> I am looking forward to a productive summer working with the Plasma and
> PackageKit projects.

Good to have you onboard! Thanks.


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