pyupdatesd: A Yum Updates Tray Icon for XFCE

Heiko Adams heiko.adams at
Sun May 26 07:37:52 UTC 2013

Am 24.05.2013 23:15, schrieb Noah Petherbridge:
> A few versions ago in Fedora (v15), the PackageKit daemon doesn't work
> in XFCE anymore, so I wrote a small Perl Gtk2 app that would watch for
> available yum updates and put a tray icon in your Notification Area to
> notify you (Perl version:
> I've recently ported the app over to Python 2. I heard that the Fedora
> XFCE spins are going to drop Perl (or at least severely shrink the Perl
> installation) to save space, so the Python version of this app will be
> useful going forward (on my current Fedora 18 XFCE desktops, pygtk2 was
> already installed, which is pretty much this script's only dependency). :)
> Source code to pyupdatesd: this code is
> open domain and you can do with it what you please. It would be neat if
> this could be shipped with future releases of the Fedora XFCE spin.
> Here's the source code here also, in case the links are down. This
> version has only been lightly tested (I literally just finished writing
> it an hour ago), but seems to work so far.

it looks like your script doesn't work on Fedora 19. I've tested it this
morning and absolutely nothing happened. No errormessages but also no
notifications about new updates - but updates were available.

Heiko Adams

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