Archive for May, 2011

PackageKit backend for Software Center: week 0 report

Not much to say about this first week of gsoc (Exams period hasn’t finished yet), so here it comes:

- had an IRC meeting with mentor vuntz of openSUSE and mvo of Ubuntu (the initial software-center author), got some things cleared up and planned the development

- according to my timeline, I now have the trunk version of software-center running in Debian wheezy; there is still work to do, but is an encouraging start;


- work on a dummy install backend and a dummy package info provider; probably create an elegant way of switching backends;

other stuff:

- got interviewed for the openSUSE news :-)

This is it. See you next week.

GSoC 2011: PackageKit and AppStream integration for Software Center

Hi everyone,

Just a quick announce that I will be working this summer as a GSoC student, for the openSUSE Project. My mentor will be Vincent Untz, the so called “father of GNOME 3″ :-)

What I’m aiming to do is modify Ubuntu Software Center to use PackageKit (an universal package management toolkit) as a installation backend, and also integrate it with the AppStream initiative (a cross-distro project for making software installation easier).

My full proposal can be read here (fixed). Feedback and suggestions are, as always, appreciated.

I would like to thank ROSEdu (which I am a member of) for the support ;-)