[Soc-coordination] Mentors for DEP-11 dak implementation and GUI package manager work

Michael Vogt mvo at debian.org
Mon Apr 16 11:52:56 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:18:28PM +0200, Matthias Klumpp wrote:
> Hi,

sorry for my slow reply.
> I submitted a SoC proposal[1] to implement AppStream and DEP-11[2] in
> Debian as well
> as fixing the package-management GUI tools and working on aptcc, the
> Apt-backend for PackageKit.
> I'd also work on porting the Ubuntu Software Center to PackageKit and Debian.
> This will solve all issues we have with GUI package management tools
> in Debian right now and it will
> remove many lines of obsolete code as well as it would simplify some
> things (e.g. the reboot-required messages)
> We'd also have a working Software-Center in Debian and much more
> metadata available for Apt to use.
> The work on Software-Center could also help other distributions and
> improve collaboration, as AppStream already does.

Just for the record, I like this proposal but I will do apt project
this time so I can not mentor it myself, but I am willing to co-mentor
it if someone else does the main mentoring.


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