Debupdate is a GNOME2 panel applet that periodically checks for Debian package updates from a Debian Update Server. At the interval you specify, the applet will query a Debian Update Server(See the DUS link below) for updated and new packages for your Debian system(you can over-ride the release and architecture if you wish). When new updates are available the applet's panel icon,a Debian "swirl", will rotate.
Configurable options include:
Update intervalCheck for new packages?Check for upgradable packages?Check for updated packages?Colorize list?Debian release(autodetect, stable, testing, and unstable)Debian architecture(autodetect, sparc,i386,m68k, etc...)Server to query