Kio-Apt

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Description:

An apt:/ protocol in konqueror which provides apt-cache functionalities :
- apt:/search?search_string
- apt:/show?package
- apt:/policy?package
and a few dpkg functionalities too:
- apt:/list?package lists the file in a package
- apt:/fsearch?file finds the package which owns the specified file

Any non-valid url, including apt:/, shows a page with a query form

When a package is listed in the results, it is shown as an hyperlink.

When kpkgmanager is installed, it show install and remove buttons.

IMPORTANT: the Debian package is now in the official Debian repository !!! :)
Last changelog:

15 years ago

IMPORTANT: the Debian package is now in the official Debian repository !!! :)

== Version 0.13.2
* included a patch to make links in description field clickable
patch from Sergey Saukh
* include AMD64 in the list of architectures
patch taken from the Debian package
* included Swedish translation
from Daniel Nylander


0.13.1 Bugfixes. Rebuilt Debian package for the change in KDE package names. A package for 0.13.1 has been accepted in Debian, the packages at lpnotfr will disappear someday soon.

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Lapinot

12 years ago

Emmanuel Bouthenot has repackages kio-apt to make it included in the official Debian archive. Many thanks to him.

As a result, the Debian packages at lpnotfr will disappear someday soon.

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ryk00ler

13 years ago

wonderful tool and good work.
only i missed apt-get uprade perhaps next release ;)

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aaron

14 years ago

Great work :) Now you just need to make a kio:portage. Take your time.

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gnumdk

14 years ago

And kio:urpmi :)

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RockHound

14 years ago

I would love to see a kio::portage.. Would push the development of a nice portage kde frontend.

Good job!

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ssokolow

12 years ago

Agreed. kio:portage would be nice.

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gsbarbieri

14 years ago

Hello,

Good job!

Some things I would like to see:

apt:/ to show folders that represent the categories with the packages inside, so you could browse throught it. Maybe we could also use the sidebar. Dream: each category folder to have its own icon

apt-search:/ as suggested above. I like your solution to use web shortcuts.

Drag 'n' Drop Support: droping an .deb in some apt:/ should ask to install it... maybe it can be confusing, 'cause if you're in one category and drop a package from another, the package will not install in the actual one. Something to think.
Drag and drop package from apt:/ to trash could ask to uninstall the package.


An special sidebar: something beautiful and usable, with a search form in the top, some actions in the middle and the package/category tree in the bottom. Maybe these 3 parts could be configurable, or don't have the tree, cause user can have it using the VFS (kio_apt) tree.



Maybe some distro could sponsor you? Lindows or another one could benefit from that! They could get ride of their click 'n' run?

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gsbarbieri

14 years ago

More wishes... (now that I'm using it)

In apt:/show?, the labels should be right aligned and multi-line should have the label left-aligned in a previous line, Ie:

Priority, Section, Installed-Size, ... should be right-algined.
Depends, Description, ... should be on a separate line, left-aligned, then should be a line with the contents.

The search form should be refactored. Search, Show and List the files of a package should be joined in just Search, if there's only one result, show it, otherwise, display the list (separated with a "exact match" if there's one), let the user view the package. Right below the package description we could have a {Show|Hide} Package Files, which display the list right there (below the package desc).
Maybe this search field could be in the blue-bar (heading), at the top-right.


Search for a File should be hidden somewhere, maybe you could have a checkbox "[ ] search for files too" or even a link to an advanced form.



These wishes are much easier to implement than the previous one, I hope to see them ASAP ;) Just kidding! You're great!

Keep the good job!

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Lapinot

14 years ago

I don't like the right-aligned thing, sorry :). But I think that
placing titles of multi-line fields
into separated lines could be a good one.

I really like the "Search/Show/List files" idea. But
I don't like hiding "Search for a file".
since some packages have
very VERY long file list, I don't like the idea of adding it to the end of the package description. Clicking in the titlebar is not a great problem I think :)


BTW: we shortcuts are coming in the 0.7

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gsbarbieri

14 years ago

Hi!

The right align is really a personal thing :)


If you hide the "Search for File", you can put that in the head bar without bloating the whole visual. Maybe a box "[ ] files" with a descriptive tooltip should do.


About the list at the end. You can keep the link at the top, but add the possibility to show both (description + files) is a big plus, something like rpmfind.net. You can keep the old behaviour with the link at the top and add other in the botom to show/hide file list. Maybe you can even rememer this state :)


And, what about the Drag & Drop?


Good we will have shortcuts!

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Lapinot

14 years ago

Since I just used the 'search for file box', I'm afraid I'll definitely won't remove it. Sorry ;) BTW, I like the idea of the search box in the title bar, so it will go in.

For the removing of "show", I'm changing my mind. My main concern is that search is much MUCH longer than "show" alone.

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gsbarbieri

14 years ago

Oh... :)

Why not use the apt-show:/package?

Just waiting the new version :D

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caston

14 years ago

the apt source is here:

http://lpnotfr.free.fr/debianpkgs

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caston

14 years ago

very nice.

Btw I was hoping it would also allow apt:/install?

The next release perhaps?

Then we just need to make html pages that sort all the applications into categories and sub-categories and my mum can use Debian, and possibly your boss as well!

thanks,

Chirs

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caston

14 years ago

I did get the KDE headers but I found that it gave me stuff like nothing to do for "exec-am" or something and the command apt:/ didn't work afterwards.

I did to make clean and try it all again but to no avail.

Really the audience that can benefit from this is not those that have no trouble compiling stuff.

Can I please just have a .deb?

Thanks,

Chris

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Paradoxdruid

15 years ago

This looks like a great improvement...

Unfortunately, it seems to have a dependency on an older version of zlib1g than I have installed on my debian system. It wants 1.1.2.* and I have 1.1.4.*.

Any way to get around that?

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Lapinot

15 years ago

It depends on zlib1g >= 1.2.1, since it is the version in unstable.
You can upgrade it by using
apt-get install zlib1g/unstable

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Haden

15 years ago

Great idea, works perfectly on Debian sid.

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monkymind

15 years ago

Tried it out of curosity but now I can't do without it. :)

Thanks for coming up with something so incredibly useful.

Cheers
rob

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MxCl

15 years ago

May I not be the last to say, great job!

Tool I never realised I wanted lots! Will forever use all the time.

Now, install via ksu would be a worthy addition ;-)

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wdlc

15 years ago

Works perfectly with the apt-get version under RedHat 9

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gravis

15 years ago

I want a portage:/ kio !!!!

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g1gsw

15 years ago

Great work keep it up.

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WhitePanther5000

15 years ago

VERY cool, keep up the great work. A graphical interface to apt all together would be a very nice option, and I think this is a step towards that. Don't get me wrong, I like the console. But hey, anything to add more convenience.

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jesusfish

15 years ago

This is great idea and very good start for this. I can see many things that could be added to this, and would love to see further devolpment and addition features (maybe like a Konquer-based Synaptic). Mymain criticsm as it stands is that maybe the search and show coulp be simplified in some way that one doesn't have to remember the 'search?' or such (maybe make it something simpler like 'apt-search:/searchstring and apt-show:/packagename' Other than that, very excellent. That ratins should be higher.

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15 years ago

IMPORTANT: the Debian package is now in the official Debian repository !!! :)

== Version 0.13.2
* included a patch to make links in description field clickable
patch from Sergey Saukh
* include AMD64 in the list of architectures
patch taken from the Debian package
* included Swedish translation
from Daniel Nylander


0.13.1 Bugfixes. Rebuilt Debian package for the change in KDE package names. A package for 0.13.1 has been accepted in Debian, the packages at lpnotfr will disappear someday soon.

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