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PackageKit backend for Software Center: week 6 report

Hi everyone, for this week report I would like to show you a screencast with the packagekit-backend branch of software-center:

As you can see in the video above, I’m using PackageKit in Software Center for the install/remove operations and also for fetching package information, such as summary, description and version.

The install backend lacks updates and addon management; also the dependency simulation is missing. For package information, work is still needed into getting license, installed_size and other custom fields, but all these seam doable.

Before you jump into running it by yourself, please note that to get PackageKit introspection working, you need the invoke-rewrite branch of pygobject, which will hopefully be merged into main and released next week.

This milestone being set, my work continues by completing the backend and then moving forward to other things such as optimizing or distro integration, packaging and testing :-)