Features/PackageKitBrowserPlugin

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* Open a web browser (epiphany, firefox, etc) and visit http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/temp/test.html
 
* Open a web browser (epiphany, firefox, etc) and visit http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/temp/test.html
 
* Verify the plugin works correctly
 
* Verify the plugin works correctly
 
'''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 ==

Revision as of 14:37, 20 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: 2009-08-12
  • 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

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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