new Apper updater

Hi,

I’m very glad to be able to be making new posts about stuff I like, though my situation still not finished, we have sent some papers to lawyers at Argentina and since this year booking is too much expensive my wife will only be going there next year. The donations money helped a lot but almost half of it is already gone, we still need to pay the Germany lawyer and if you know BRL vs EUR it doesn’t play  nice 😛 Maybe next year I’ll set another pledgie, and I hope to be able to have payed most of bank debts till next year…

Back to the topic, I’ve already said I was planning a new updater, and now I want to share it with you. I’m so happy about it because it makes the updating use case much easier… come on! Just click the icon (maybe do a quick) and press update 😛 how easier could it be?

Apper 0.8.0 will probably be released next week, tomorrow I’ll try to do the last strings changes, and then I’ll give the translators a week to update the few missing strings, 0.8.1 hopefully will follow by January to fix the new introduced features that certainly broke something.

I’m not entirely happy yet with how it works but it works. I still have to show some KDialogs to review dependencies, agree with not trusted packages… hopefully in near future all of that will be inside the plasmoid.

The old tray icon will be gone with this and more changes (I’ll blog when I handle the release) to move away from the regular tray have been done too.

And really thank you very much for your support, thanks to everyone that cared about me I was able to be at my wife’s birthday 7th, my soon 8th and today mine on the coolest day of the year 12/12/12 😀

Enjoy the screen shots:

Getting Updates
Getting Updates
A rare up to date system
A rare up to date system
The list of updates
The list of updates
Downloading Updates
Downloading Updates

UPDATE – I forgot to put the screen shot when you click and expand an update, to see it’s changelog (still misses some info):

Updates Changelog
Updates Changelog
new Apper updater

Apper 0.7.1 released

Hi,

I’ll be short: a new Apper version is out, but don’t expect much it has only 2 new features and a bunch of bugfixes, I’ve made a small lists of what have changed:

– Added a origin column
– Added a “Installed Version” column to updater UI
– Fix bug on exiting when the origns model had changes to do
– Fix bug that prevented EULA/GPG key from being accepted
– Fix tray icon to properly show a restart action
– Fix Session Interface not to crash, and respond to button clicks when no package was to be installed
– Fix bug when clicking on a file to install

You can download it here.

I’m planning another big interface change, but I had not draw it yet since a few components are not yet clear to me how to be handled…

I was to give special thanks for Matthias Klumpp for preparing and uploading Apper’s and PackageKit’s packages to Debian (yes they are on the repos – not this version yet but his is already uploading).

I want also thank Fedora and openSUSE guys that helped testing some of the above bugs so we could fix then faster.

Enjoy this new release 😀

Apper 0.7.1 released