Hi everyone! Today I make an announcement I thought I would never ever make. But things changed. Discussion about this has a long history, starting as a non-serious suggestion at DesktopSummit 2011, continued with people on IRC, but it was decided back then that it wouldn’t be worth the effort. This has changed too, and […]
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A perfect Debian-based distribution?
Disclaimer: This post just sums up a concept for a new distribution which matches certain ideals. It is not the announcement of a new distribution. These are just abstract ideas. (However, if there is high interest in a project like this, it might of course develop into something real…) I have been involved in Debian […]
Many awesome new releases have been made this week so far! PackageKit 0.8.4 The new PackageKit features lots of bugfixes and small improvements. It also contains a few new features, like showing PolicyKit dialogs on the command-line, even if no GUI is running. If you want to try the new PackageKit and are a Debian […]
Listaller Project – To infinity and beyond!
Nearly everyone who’s reading this blog will know about Listaller, a project started by me to make cross-distro 3rd-party software installations possible & secure. This project has been started years ago, and lots of things have changed in the Linux desktop world and down the stack, so I think it is time to look back […]
GSoC AppStream Final Report
This year I did a Google Summer of Code Project for OpenSUSE as part of their cross-distribution collaboration track. (Again, many thanks for letting me work on this and for doing a cross-distro track!) So, what did I achieve this summer? (Leaving out all the problems and stuff which didn’t work as I expected :P) […]
AppStream for Apper
As some of might now: I did a GSoC project for OpenSUSE this summer. The goal was to improve AppStream and the Software Center stuff on all Linux distributions. During my SoC project, I also created appstream-core, a small library and infrastructure to create & use the AppStream application database. This project enables all other […]
How to enable Software Center support on your distribution
Hi! My SoC project is nearly finished now, which unfortunately doesn’t mean that we will have a completely usable Software Center on all distributions – but the most difficult steps are done, all specification issues solved and I talked to many people from other distributions about the AppStream project and we made lots of progress. […]
PackageKit now parallelized!
With the most recent release of PackageKit, PackageKit 0.8.3 (published last Monday!), all my changes regarding parallelization have been merged into our master branch, which means parallelization features are now available for backends to use! Yay! The best thing about the new parallelization is that it will have an incredibly high impact on PackageKit’s speed: […]
Ein kurzes Update…
Ziemlich lange war es – zumindest was den deutschsprachigen Teil dieses Blogs angeht – extrem still geworden. Das lag zum größten Teil an meinem Studium, was einen großen Teil meiner Zeit beansprucht, zum anderen aber auch an vielen weiteren Projekten, die ich parallel noch mache oder gemacht habe. Von diesen besonders interessant für die Leser […]
Software Center progress report
It’s been a very long time since my last blogpost, but you can be sure I haven’t gone lost! 😉 I was very busy with writing exams (and preparing for them) the last weeks, and university was giving me a hard time. Now I still have to write two more exams, but one of them […]