Martin, I am always open to suggestion to how to improve yumex,
your should try the current version, and let me know what you don't
and how to improve it.
Sorry if I sounded too critical -- after all it's really been a long
time since I tried yumex, and, after all, I seem to be more of a CLI guy
when it comes to package management -- yumex didn't impress me (in the
deep past), packagekit kept me interested for a while thanks to fancy
updates, but I always fell back to just using yum... It seems that any
hint of a UI either graphical or text (I recently tried some TUI on
OpenSUSE and didn't like it one bit, same with debian about a year back)
gets in my way no matter how complex, or simple it is.
Anyway, in the case I'd give it a spin then if I'd have some
constructive critic (suggestions) by then, I'd definitely share it with
click to install has recently been implemented in yumex.
That's good to hear as that's the only case where I'm rather grateful
that GUI package manager exists.
install missing codecs is not very useful, because most of it exists
outside fedora (rpmfusion), so most people has to go to rpmfusion.org
to install the repos, so they also
enter the one line yum command to install all the need gstreamer
codecs. It is not something you do every day.
I hate to remember names of packages
so I always used to do it in a way
that I installed rpmfusion and then let the music/video players install
the missing codecs on demand via PK. Though I'm not sure how much of
them is actually able to do that -- I used preupgrade the last time
and before then I was using rythmbox+totem+mplayer instead of
Anyway, the bottom line is, if the mentioned "killer" features of PK do
not work on XFCE spin (sans rpmfusion installation) then having it there
gives no added value and I don't have any issues with having yumex