Features/PackageKitBrowserPlugin

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(accepted at 2009-07-24 FESCo meeting)
(now works with webkit)
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* Targeted release: Fedora12
 
* Targeted release: Fedora12
 
* Last updated: 2009-07-16
 
* Last updated: 2009-07-16
* Percentage of completion: 90%
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* Percentage of completion: 95%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
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* Verify the plugin works correctly
 
* Verify the plugin works correctly
  
'''This plugin does not yet work correctly with WebKit based browsers such as midori. We're working on the problem and hope to solve this soon.'''
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'''This plugin in rawhide does not yet work correctly with WebKit based browsers such as midori. It's fixed in git master thanks to stransky (#516749)'''
  
 
== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
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== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
PackageKit 0.5.1 (requires new release to be put into rawhide, expected 2008-08-03)
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PackageKit 0.5.1
 
nspluginwrapper-1.3.0-5 (in F11 updates)
 
nspluginwrapper-1.3.0-5 (in F11 updates)
  

Revision as of 10:53, 12 August 2009

Contents

PackageKit Browser Plugin

Summary

The PackageKit browser plugin allows people browsing online to install missing applications.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora12
  • Last updated: 2009-07-16
  • Percentage of completion: 95%

Detailed Description

The PackageKit-browser-plugin package installs a browser plugin that can be used to install specified software.

Benefit to Fedora

This feature will add the facility to install packages from websites, in a secure way, rather than telling users to run various yum commands as the root user or describing how to use the PackageKit tools.

Scope

This is a very small change in comps, so that the PackageKit-browser-plugin package gets included in the default package set.

How To Test

This plugin in rawhide does not yet work correctly with WebKit based browsers such as midori. It's fixed in git master thanks to stransky (#516749)

User Experience

Users can install applications directly from web pages, in a secure and cross-distro way.

Dependencies

PackageKit 0.5.1 nspluginwrapper-1.3.0-5 (in F11 updates)

Contingency Plan

Drop PackageKit-browser-plugin from comps, and revert back to not shipping the browser plugin.

Documentation

Release Notes

  • PackageKit now installs a browser plugin handler so that web pages can install software in a secure environment.

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