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Re: Blog post about package management (aimed at fedora)



On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 12:43 +0200, dragoran wrote:
> Richard Hughes wrote:
> > I've blogged about package management in Fedora (and how it sucks in
> > other distros too) and also discussed abstract per-system package
> > management over DBUS interfaces.
> >
> > I would appreciate feedback on
> > http://hughsient.livejournal.com/31429.html 
> "Do we have to make the API asynchronous?"
> YES!!!
> the best way to fix the progressbar hangs is multithreading.
> let the gui draw its stuff, while a background thread does the real work.
> yumex afaik works this way.

Unfortunately, introducing threading into an environment (rpm + sqlite)
which wasn't designed with threading in mind is a recipe for lots of ...
interesting problems.

Jeremy


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