[Yum] graphical yum

Erik Williamson erik at cpsc.ucalgary.ca
Wed Mar 5 16:18:33 UTC 2003


Funny You should ask!  I've just been given that project here at my
university, and will be getting on it ASAP.  My problem is that they
want RFN, and really only want a simple interface that says 'these are
the updates available, click ok to do it, or cancel to bugger off'.

Ideally, I'd really like to make this usable for everyone though, and if
there are any specific things that should be implemented, I'll tender
requests.

After perusing the Source, it looks like it wouldn't bee too hard.

I'm thinking of using pyGtk - I've only done trivial work with it
before, but quite like it.  If there are any objections...

On Wed, 2003-03-05 at 08:41, seth vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-03-05 at 10:33, Troy Dawson wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > First off, I've put the latest daily release into our contrib repository 
> > so that our users can test it more.  We'll let you know if anyone finds 
> > a bug.
> > 
> > Just out of curiousity, has anyone done any work on some type of 
> > graphical interface for yum?
> > I'm not saying it really needs one, it works great by text alone, but 
> > being a person who does alot of graphics, I was just wondering.
> 
> I'd like to see it happen. Things that need to be finished before it's
> easily done:
> 1. finish the rpmUtils class use
> 2. implement a yumException so I can throw exceptions rather than
> sys.exit on certain nasty states.
> 
> ideally a gui interface could just import what yummain imports and
> replace a few things in the callback and clientstuff.
> 
> or just import what it needs from the other files and run from there.
> 
> -sv
> 
> 
> 
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