As a Linux technical support person for many users I find it hard to promote Gentoo to any user due to the lack of a graphical update manager such as ubuntu's which is written in python.
With the creation of the Gentoo Linux Installer we need to create a gui update manager that just deals with security which will make using Gentoo 10 times easier plus it will make my job at little easier :P
Please consider my idea as I think its the next big leap Gentoo needs to takes to become a little more user friendly.
*** Bug 190366 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Ok, I've made a simple trayicon app that regulary checks for security updates in the background, but to continue this I need someone to make an icon for it (currently I'm using icons from random apps).
Why not use the Gentoo logo as an icon http://www.gentoo.org/images/gentoo-logo.svg and then when you host the application online you can put a request for a new icon to be designed for the next release.
I look forward to seeing your program soon.
Created attachment 130134 [details]
Ebuild for prototype of glsa-notification
ok, here is a first prototype. It's currently hardcoded to check the system every 60 seconds (for testing purposes) and a lot of things are missing or don't work yet, check the README file for details. Feedback appreciated.
Great other then updating to python-2.5 its a breeze to install and run.
Have been running for an hour or so with no problems.
I think you have covered all the needs of this program in the README file and the ability to install the update from the GUI is very much needed to make Gentoo a little more user friendly.
Thanks for releasing this application I will let you know if I find any problems.
genone, you can add ~x86 to your ebuild and within the limitations of your README, it appears to be working fine.
I emerged glsa-notification without problems, but I try start the program I get following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/glsa_notification/main.py", line 3, in <module>
ImportError: No module named gtk
Here are my python USEflags:
[ebuild R ] dev-lang/python-2.5.1-r3 USE="berkdb doc gdbm ipv6 ncurses readline sqlite ssl tk -bootstrap -build -examples -nothreads -ucs2" 0 kB
You need to merge pygtk (I apparently missed to state it in the deps).
Btw, I'm currently busy with a few other things, so don't expect much activity here in the near future.
That is strange! I have pygtk installed:
[ebuild R ] dev-python/pygtk-2.10.6 USE="doc opengl -examples" 0 kB
Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 kB
Too bad you don't have the time work on this great concept :(
Solved! I just needed to run 'python-updater'.