[packagekit] PackageKit support for Fedora modularity?

Matthias Klumpp matthias at tenstral.net
Thu Aug 17 12:45:30 UTC 2017

2017-08-14 14:17 GMT+02:00 Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com>:
> On 14 August 2017 at 13:16, Marius Vollmer <marius.vollmer at redhat.com> wrote:
>> And I guess that the PackageKit API is driven by the UX design, so we
>> would first need to figure out how we want to reflect modularity in the
>> UI, no?
> Right, agreed.

I'd also like to add here that the case for adding a feature to
PackageKit is very weak if only one backend supports it and if the
backend will be the only one supporting it for the forseeable future.
Because in that case, you will have GUIs working well only one one
distribution although they are using PackageKit for abstraction - and
that renders an abstraction layer pointless.

(Unless they do something clever and check available backend features
first, which at the moment no frontend I'm aware of does)


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