On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:49:26 +0100
Martin Sourada <martin.sourada(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:27:13 +0100
Matthias Runge wrote:
> > If there was an easy way to install them for users, sure... but
> > that needs PackageKit, which we dropped in favor of yumex.
> That's sad. Maybe we want to revert this decision? But: would that
> be a step forward? I really can't say.
Ah, yes, I would also be for keeping the packagekit related stuff in.
True, PK looks a bit strange in a xfce environment but the "install
missing codecs", "install detected printer's driver" and "click
install" are rather useful features... I cannot say anything about the
main interface though -- I never liked yumex (but it's a couple of
years since I last tried it) and PK also never grew on me -- looks
like I'm stuck on command line yum forever, so I'm not very fit to
give opinions on gui package managers.
I'm not sure those features actually work under Xfce in any case.
I know there's no updates indicator in Xfce. Also, I think PackageKit
pulls in a bunch more gnome stuff we don't want/use.
I also use yum (or dnf if I am feeling dangerous), but I think yumex is
a better fit for our spin.