Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 22:31 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Linux Earlier this week, we reported on the Berlin Packaging API, an effort to consolidate the various different packaging formats and managers in the Linux world. Many compared this new effort to PackageKit, and today Linux.com is running an article detailing what PackageKit exactly is, with a few quotes from the project's lead developer, Richard Hughes.
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RE[3]: so...
by axel on Thu 26th Jun 2008 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: so..."
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PackageKit at least provides some hope that a unified UI can be used.


not really though. I mean it's not like there was anyone stopping people from porting the gui portion of synaptic or yum to different packagemanagers or heck porting packagmanagers to different package formats see apt-rpm, hell pclinuxos is rpm based and uses synaptic.

its still only unified if everyone ports packagekit to their packagemanager (pacman, portage, ports, msi, pkg etc) AND sticks to the "official" packagekit UI- which as it doesn't support debconf, or repo management, and i suspect ebuilds are right out- seems unlikely.

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