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



Richard Hughes (hughsient gmail com) said: 
> > 3. great ANOTHER daemon running, how lovely.
> 
> Nope, with system activation we only need to start this when a user is
> trying to _do_ something, and then we can quit when there are no updates
> scheduled or not in an installer.

Is system activation really a good interface when the daemon has
to:

1) query metadata (download from internet)
2) query installed packages

This can introduce a not-insignifcant delay - how does system-activation
handle this in general?

Bill


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