This the mandatory final post on GSoC and the project where I was a mentor. I think Debarshi would be writing in about his own experiences, but here’s an update from my side. The submitted proposal for GSoC had the following goals:
+ a process to import/export different profiles on a system and switch between them so that “YumPacks” could be created for different target systems
+ ability to create YumPacks, containing all the dependencies for installing/updating a set of packages on a particular system, which can be easily carried around in any offline media
+ ability to install/update a bunch of packages from a YumPack
+ package the program for inclusion into the Fedora repository
The current release has achieved the first two objectives – installation/updation of packages from a YumPack is performed by extracting the RPMs from the YumPack and using system-install-packages to install/update the RPMs. The package has also been submitted for review.
Coming up next are:
+ getting YumPacks to be directly recognised by system-install-packages
+ backing up /var/cache/yum to be reused by Yum
+ improvements to the UI, better error handling
So, what were the “wish we could have done” things ? Well,
– more testing : Opyum needs to be more aggressively tested across various UseCases
– issue/bug/rfe tracker: should be perhaps handled through the bugzilla if the package review is a +
– handling of non en_US locales: there’s a bug on this if you are interested in tracking
– better UI: the current UI is just functional
All summed up, it’s been good to see Opyum develop and get to the package review stage. Thanks Debarshi for the wonderful ride.