gnome software shell search provider? [Re: Is Gnome Software ready for primetime?]

Colin Walters walters at
Mon Nov 4 15:02:40 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-11-04 at 14:48 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> I like what ChromeOS
> does where it has a rescue-ish partition, to do the upgrade, but
> without something like btrfs that can switch roots on a running
> filesystem that's basically impossible on Linux.

This is precisely what is designed to do,
and has been doing quite successfully for gnome-continuous for over a
year now.  It really works.  You don't need any special features at the
block/filesystem layer.

(And not just two systems - you can easily have 50 installed, and bisect
 between them)

It is however far harder to slide it underneath yum/rpm, but if
anyone is interested in working on this please do drop by the
ostree-list at list.  There are people who are working on this
for dpkg and Arch linux packages.

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