Linux and application installing

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Thu Sep 16 21:14:46 UTC 2010

On 16 September 2010 20:05, Colin Walters <walters at> wrote:
> Personally I'd much prefer some nice asynchronous GObject API
> somewhere for this, rather than parsing SQLite directly.  PackageKit
> seems like as good a place as any for this.

app-install in git master has a GObject library, although it does need
to know what annotations are, and does need asynchronous versions. I'm
not super keen feature creeping PackageKit into ApplicationKit...

> (I don't have a strong opinion on whether the data format is RPM or
> repodata myself; maybe just a slight preference for the latter; the
> most important thing in my mind is to come to rough consensus and
> working code, and actually ship something)



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