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    Default The State Of PackageKit, AppStream, & Listaller

    Phoronix: The State Of PackageKit, AppStream, & Listaller

    Matthias Klumpp has written about the current state of PackageKit, AppStream, and Listaller for cross-Linux distribution package management and installation...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM3MDY

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    Given that even Gentoo (*gasp*) supports PK, what's Ubuntu's excuse not to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Given that even Gentoo (*gasp*) supports PK, what's Ubuntu's excuse not to?
    They're a special little snowflake?

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    PackageKit is used in almost all major Linux distributions, except for Ubuntu. But even Ubuntu has written some compatibility layer, so most calls to PackageKit will work.
    Well, it doesn't seem to be completely inoperational. I wonder what was their reason for doing this - I haven't gotten the dev meeting notes when they were deciding this.

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    Am hoping ubuntu adopts linstaller, 0install or Nix...

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    Woot, appstore for Linux .

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    Am hoping ubuntu adopts linstaller, 0install or Nix...
    Ubuntu is creating their own solution as usual so that's unlikely!

    "I find it very sad that so many parties currently start reinventing the basic ideas of Listaller, instead of helping the Listaller project to improve, and kill the remaining flaws," Matthias Klumpp, creator of the Listaller package-management system, wrote in reply to Watson.
    Last edited by nej_simon; 05-13-2013 at 04:43 AM.

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