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 ;-)


7 Responses to “GSoC 2011: PackageKit and AppStream integration for Software Center”

  1. Cosu



    congratulations! best of luck on getting it done!

  2. Scott



    Hey there Christos.
    I am having difficulties in truly understanding the significance of your application – I have a Degree in Computer Science; and I am having problems dealing with the manner of this new application your are putting together.
    Could you lower your audience and include more information – Anything New that functions without failure is UNREAL in what it does is a most welcome and refreshingly great.
    ALG Filtering ??? – I dont think so – I think there is so so much good in your app/change in functionality….I would love you to shout it from a mountain so everyone from top to bottom understands or getts a feeling as you your work…..”I hate being politically correct…once upon a time we you just write…The existing application is absolutely crap and I want to refine it to work and work well without error and do it 5,000 times faster…(giggles)

    Scott

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