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GSoC2014 – Debianizing Muon [Week 1]


My name is Floris (FlowRiser) and during GSoC I will be working at the project “Getting Muon ready”. I am guided by two awesome mentors: Sune Vuorela (svuorela) and Aleix Pol (apol). Essentially what we are trying to accomplish is not only port Muon to Debian, but also make it part of Debian; making users that use and love Debian confortable with it. Some of our goals are: integrating apt-listbugs into muon, making installing updates easier and contributing to both KDE and Debian at the same time.

The exact plan (week by week), subject to change is here:

This week, we focused on getting the core functionality of Muon for Debian; Browsing packages, installing/updating, getting update notifications; Today I will also be making some packaging work, so that other people can begin testing Muon.

The exact changes so far:
*changes to the .desktop files parsing, so you can browse packages as expected
*changes to the way more than one backend interract
*created a new releasechecker script for future use

Plans for next week include:
*fixing kdesudo use
*fixing use of specific backend resources


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  1. Hello Floris (and thanks for your involvement in GSoC and Debian!),

    Where you would point people to if they didn’t really have any idea what ‘Muon’ was?

    (As I have to admit I don’t. Apologies if this is a stupid question!)

    • No problem, whatsoever. Muon is basically a suit of packages meant to ease users install packages/ update them through a very nice interface.
      You can find more about Muon here: and can even test it out if you have an Ubuntu system.
      By the end of this week, i will make the Debian packages so that others can begin testing it out.