GSoC2014 – Debianizing Muon [Week 1]

Hello,

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: https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2014/StudentApplications/FlorisAndreiStoicaMarcu.

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

Cheers,
Floris.