Re: GSoC Idea

Is package management such a core functionality that it would be best
suited in the overview and not a separate application? According to
yum statistics, I've only installed 5 packages in the past three

That said, the overview is going to change dramatically soon. Maybe
you should help Florian and Jakub with that? See for details.

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Chris Baines <cbaines8 gmail com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a student currently at university in the UK. I am hoping to
> participate in the Google Summer of Code this year, and have a
> preliminary idea I would like to run by you.
> The first is to add package management functionalities to the shell
> interface (through an extension?), so that you would be able to
> install and remove programs from the overview. I don't think this has
> been done, the closest project I found was this one
> . I talked to the developer
> a while ago, and he seems to like the idea
> , so building the functionality from this extension might be a good
> place to start. I also have some ideas about how this would work, but
> I will keep it short for now. Is this something that sounds good?
> Thanks,
> Chris
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