RFC: On-demand package installation API in kdelibs

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Thu Jul 29 18:11:20 BST 2010

> De: Lubos Lunak 
>   Could you elaborate a bit more on suitability for the task? The only real 
> experience with PackageKit I have is by using KUpdateApplet, the openSUSE 
> tool for checking and installing updates, and it can be summed up as, to put 
> it bluntly, 'PackageKit sucks'. KUpdateApplet hasn't seen any development 
> besides maintenance for several last openSUSE releases, yet there are 
> regressions every single release (otherwise KUpdateApplet probably wouldn't 
> even need the maintenance). IIRC the KUpdateApplet maintainer mentioned that 
> PackageKit changes more often than the things it abstracts, which is  pathetic 

> for an abstraction layer and IMO a showstopper for KDE usage. It  also seemed 
> pretty over-engineered when I had to help with an urgent  KUpdateApplet bugfix 

> once. Finally, how widely available is it  actually?
I forgot to say how widely available it is:

Another point is that all dialogs that prompt to install something
will be KPackageKit's the application just need to ask these things.


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