[packagekit] PackageKit URI protocal for one-click installation

Aleix Pol aleixpol at kde.org
Tue Oct 9 10:19:18 UTC 2018

On Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 6:44 PM Guo Yunhe <i at guoyunhe.me> wrote:
> Hi, I am a contributor of openSUSE and working on software.opensuse.org during last few months. openSUSE has a YaST One-Click Install implementation. Users click a link and download a XML file which is automatically opened by YaST software installer. However, this implementation has many limitation:
> It is only works for openSUSE.
> It is not portable. You need a server to generate these XML files.
> It only works with YaST. While many users start to use GNOME Software or KDE Discover as software management tools.
> Snap has its snap: URI protocol. Does PackageKit have similar implementation? And does it support additional repository? (like from openSUSE Build Services)

Hi Guo,
This is already doable with appstream:

It's already implemented by Gnome Software, Discover and others.


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