On 27 November 2013 21:28, Adam Williamson <awilliam(a)redhat.com> wrote:
to a rough approximation, no-one likes gnome-packagekit
What a way to be awesome.
GNOME Software is a classic Fedora feature: in F20, it's there and
it just about manages the most basic functions.
You know what, I don't know why I bother. Do you know what the
alternative is? A developer goes into a cave, and comes out two years
later with a finished design and implementation that cannot be
changed. Real (not theoretical) users try to use the finished code,
and find it unsuitable for X, Y, Z reasons. I thought Fedora was *all
about* release early, release often?
If I had 5 people working on software and application management full
time we could have done something better than gnome-packagekit years
before, and we certainly could have prototyped, designed, implemented
and tested a working offline update in less than 6 months. But the
reality was that until very recently we had a toxic environment for
the package stack with an unstable API that nobody was allowed to
alter (remember the debacle with Zif?) and a single person (me)
working about one day a week on the whole middleware and UI stack.
Anyway, I best get back to writing confusing code.