[packagekit] PackageKit 1.0.0 released!

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 05:11:41 PDT 2014

Version 1.0.0
Released: 2014-09-12

 - After over 7 years, 99 tarball releases and 11697 commits from 284
people we've finally released the first stable version. Woohoo!

 - I wanted to sent out a heart-felt thank you to all the people who
have contributed to the success of this project. I couldn't have done
it on my own and quite a few people were more important than they

 - Now, onto more practical aspects. These are the big changes for this release:

  * The offline update functionality has moved to a proper D-Bus
interface and the pkexec helpers have been removed. Offline updates is
an important feature that no longer deserves to be bolted-on. All the
existing users have been ported to the new interface, but you need
3.13.92 if you're running GNOME from unstable or jhbuild.

  * No more plugins. Both in-tree and out-of-tree plugins were the
biggest source of crashes, and with the systemd offline updates merged
into the core daemon they are just not reuired anymore. All affected
projects have been notified.

  * No more conary, opkg, smart or yum plugins. These have been
unmaintained and broken for over two years, so time to give them the

  * The alpm, aptcc, hif and zypp plugins have had lots of love, and
are up to date with the latest features and working well.

 - alpm: Add APPLICATION filter (Fabien Bourigault)
 - alpm: Add DOWNLOADED filter for get-updates (Fabien Bourigault)
 - alpm: Correctly namespace files and symbols (Richard Hughes)
 - alpm: Don't crash when emitting the update details URLs (Richard Hughes)
 - alpm: Don't set the cancellable or status before finished (Richard Hughes)
 - alpm: Honor cache age while refreshing repos (Fabien Bourigault)
 - alpm: Honor only download flag for update packages (Fabien Bourigault)
 - alpm: Use a helper structure for backend data (Richard Hughes)
 - alpm: Use the system database rather than the one in the prefix
(Richard Hughes)
 - aptcc: Link against -lutil for forkpty (Colin Watson)
 - conary: Remove the Conary backend (Richard Hughes)
 - hif: Make the lock dir respect the DESTDIR (Richard Hughes)
 - hif: Remove some unused functions (Richard Hughes)
 - hif: Use a real path for hy_sack_create() (Richard Hughes)
 - hif: Use hif_source_commit() for new versions of the library (Richard Hughes)
 - hif: Use the cached metadata if available (Richard Hughes)
 - katja: Fix repository initialization flaw (Eugene Wissner)
 - opkg: Remove the opkg backend (Richard Hughes)
 - smart: Remove the SMART backend (Richard Hughes)
 - yum: Remove the yum backend (Richard Hughes)
 - zypp: Add APPLICATION filter support (Dominique Leuenberger)
 - zypp: Add DOWNLOADED filter support (Dominique Leuenberger)
 - zypp: Update to build with PK 0.9.x (Dominique Leuenberger)

New Features:
 - Add a D-Bus interface and helpers for offline support (Richard
Hughes, Kalev Lember)
 - Add a repo-set-data command to packagekit-direct (Richard Hughes)
 - Add a simple script that generates some offline metadata (Richard Hughes)
 - Add pk_backend_job_get_cancellable() (Richard Hughes)
 - Add pk_backend_job_is_cancelled() (Richard Hughes)
 - Add pk_backend_set_user_data() (Richard Hughes)
 - Add pk_offline_get_prepared_sack() and use it in the
systemd-updates plugin (Richard Hughes)
 - Remove pk-debuginfo-install (Richard Hughes)
 - Remove support for distros not supporting /etc/os-release (Richard Hughes)
 - Remove the --enable-systemd-updates configure switch (Richard Hughes)
 - Remove the events/pre-transaction.d functionality (Richard Hughes)
 - Remove the pkexec systemd helpers (Richard Hughes)
 - Remove the plugin interface (Richard Hughes)
 - Remove various options from the config file (Richard Hughes)

 - Automatically do pk_backend_job_finished() for threaded backends
(Richard Hughes)
 - Do not shutdown the daemon on idle by default (Richard Hughes)
 - Fix compile of the ConnMan network support (Richard Hughes)
 - Fix packagekit-offline-update.service generation (Kalev Lember)
 - Increase the default transaction limits (Matthias Klumpp)
 - Prefer npapi-sdk over mozilla-plugins (Dominique Leuenberger)
 - Refresh the NetworkManager state when the daemon starts (Richard Hughes)

Tarballs available here: http://www.packagekit.org/releases/


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