I think many of you read the recent announcements and blog posts about “GNOME-Apps”, like this one. Initially I wanted to be at FOSDEM and attend the GNOME hackfest were this was discussed too, but university binds me here so I was unable to come (which is really unfortunate). Some people asked me what the […]
Nicht ganz so kleines Statusupdate
Nach langer Zeit ohne (deutsche) Blogbeiträge, hier mal ein kleines Statusupdate über die Dinge, die ich momentan so mache oder wichtig finde. Suche nach Daniel Letzten Monat wollte der KDE und Freedesktop-Entwickler Daniel Nicoletti, welcher ein Freund von mir ist mit dem ich sehr lange an PackageKit, Apper und verwandten Dingen arbeite, von Brasilien aus […]
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: […]
Meet the Tux!
A little follow-up from my last post about birthday presents: I guess I can now consider me a real Linux user/developer, because I now own a big plush Tux, like every good Linux user should do: A great present ^^ The Tux is now sitting next to my desk and I hope he will have […]
Listaller 0.5.4 released!
And again, a new release of Listaller is out. But this release is special, it is probably the most important Listaller release so far. I’m glad to announce the availability of the first usable release of Listaller. “Usable” in this case means that you can build Listaller packages, without having to worry that their format […]