That is my goal at the future. Let it be each day more integrated with emerge
and its tools.
By now, I just want to see if gentoo community has interest in my idea before
search for some place to host it and put the ebuild at an overlay. And you are
right, I do not recommend for non-experience users to be using this kind of
Ronan Arraes Jardim Chagas
Control and Automation Engineer
Gentoo Foundation Member
Em Sexta-feira 08 Janeiro 2010, ąs 02:44:04, James Ausmus escreveu:
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:05 PM, Ronan Arraes Jardim Chagas <
> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello fellows,
> > I already sent this e-mail to Dev ML but I decided to sent it also to
> > user ML
> > to get more feedbacks.
> > I started to code a new application to make some daily tasks easier with
> > portage. It is called KPortageTray.
> > It is coded with PyKDE, so, unfortunately (or fortunately
) you will
> > need PyKDE and KDE to install it.
> > I'm not sure if I make something that will need portage 2.2, if anyone
> > can tell me I'll appreciate.
> > By now, I just implemented some very common tasks like:
> > - Sync portage tree;
> > - Upgrade world set;
> > - Check if there are upgrade available;
> > * I'll make something to schedule it in future versions.
> > - Upgrade portage version;
> > - Run etc-update, revdep-rebuild or execute dep-clean at the system.
> > I used a very simple approach: for every actions that the user must see
> > the output, a script execute a konsole with kdesu. With this way, isn't
> > necessary
> > to run the application as root which, in my opinion, is better.
> > This application can save some typing with daily tasks, but it will never
> > substitute CLI, since some complicate things is very hard to handle. For
> > example, if there are some Block, KPortageTray warning the user, show the
> > output from emerge and let the user resolve it. But, since it is very
> > uncommon
> > to have a Block, this software can really save some time.
> > I make some tests but it is at the beginning of development, so I'm
> > asking for
> > help do add new features / give ideas / report bugs. If the community
> > like it,
> > maybe I'll open a git repository somewhere.
> > I took three screenshots:
> > http://yfrog.com/7akportagetray01p
> > http://yfrog.com/11kportagetray02p
> > http://yfrog.com/b6kportagetray03p
> > And I'm attaching tarball and ebuild (80KiB ~) and I would appreciate if
> > someone test it and give me a feedback
> This looks pretty awesome - I'm not in a position to test it right now, but
> can this be thrown in an overlay so I can get to it in the future easily,
> and get the updates easily?
> Also, have you thought about (optional) support for/integration with eix? I
> would love to have this just popup a notification that I can click which
> will show me the (important) info - aka the database diff - from the latest
> > Regards,
> > --
> > Ronan Arraes Jardim Chagas
> > Control and Automation Engineer
> > Gentoo Foundation Member