1.5 - gnome-packagekit?

Reuben K. Caron reuben at laptop.org
Tue Dec 8 10:33:56 EST 2009


Thanks for bringing this up. It looks like this could be of some value  
to deployments and something they could easily add should they choose  
to customize their build image. Keep up the good work and let us know  
how development is going.



On Dec 7, 2009, at 7:54 PM, Neil Graham wrote:

> On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 19:13 -0500, Reuben K. Caron wrote:
>> Since .XO and .XOL bundles were specifically designed to be "safe"  
>> for
>> installation and removal, I'm concerned the inclusion of gnome-
>> packagekit would allow one to more easily break their installation  
>> but
>> I also think it would be nice for children to explore the rest of  
>> what
>> Fedora has to provide.
> Perhaps this is something for Zeroinstall  http://0install.net/ .
> ZeroInstall allows for installation of software as a user so you can  
> do
> things without making system level changes.
> I'm working on a setup for the XO that can give you a custom
> environment. The entire thing goes into $HOME. I uses Zeroinstall to
> grab everything as needed, even the window manager.  In practice the
> bundle comes with the window manager but that is merely as a pre- 
> filled
> zeroinstall cache entry.
> Because everything is done at the user level, it is very hard to break
> things, but it still allows users to have a great deal of flexibility
> with their system.

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