jpr noted on his blog that I’ve been interesting in integrating PackageKit into the distribution. This is one of my many goals for making openSUSE a better operating system than it already is.
Currently, I’m waiting for PolicyKit 0.5 and dbus 1.1.2 to get into the distribution. After that, we can write a zypp backend, test it, and send it upstream to PackageKit, since they want backends to be part of PackageKit themselves. Our various updaters can be replaced by PackageKit frontends, and Benji‘s One-Click Install can be simplified since it can use PackageKit to set up the repositories and install the packages, instead of a nasty hack of calling another yast module via a longish command.

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