Shipping package metadata in a package

Vít Ondruch vondruch at
Fri Jan 24 12:20:45 UTC 2014

Dne 24.1.2014 11:03, Mathieu Bridon napsal(a):
> Hi,
> On Fri, 2014-01-24 at 10:01 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
>> There are two ways to fix the jarring UX. We could either ship the
>> fedora package metadata pre-prepared in PackageKit, maybe using
>> something like %ghost so the new metadata is ignored. The other way is
>> to start the metadata downloading in the initial-start wizard thing,
>> although in practice the download takes a couple of minutes to
>> complete, and the wizard typically takes much less than that before
>> the user has configured everything. The downside to shipping prepared
>> metadata is that the package size is larger, and that the metadata
>> would be *very* out of date after a year or so.
> Rather than during the initial setup thing, why not start it at first
> boot, much earlier?

Not sure I like the idea. I install the system, eager to start using it,
but in background will run some service downloading some data, which
will make my system sluggish. That would be user experience far from
ideal ...


> Another option would be to have it done as the last step of the
> installer.

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