Linux and application installing

James Antill james at
Thu Sep 16 14:01:08 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 10:57 +0200, drago01 wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at> wrote:
> > On 13 September 2010 21:49, James Antill <james at> wrote:
> >> So Seth spent half a day implementing a proof of concept:
> >>
> >
> > Translations?
> > Icons?
> > Offline queries?
> > Co-operating with other distros?
> Lets say we ever want to implement this
> (or any similar
> feature in another upstream project)
> without a cross distro way to get the application data (icons, names,
> etc. ) it would be a maintenance nightmare.

 Err ... PackageKit is currently the cross distro. way to work with
distro. package managers, nothing outside of that layer should ever know
(or care) where the data is coming from and how it gets updated etc.
 For package data now, PackageKit looks in primary-*.sqlite.bz2 in
Fedora and Packages.bz2 in debian. gnome-shell/whatever doesn't know or
care. This should be no different.

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