[posting this as a bug because I can do it in a few clicks as opposed to the mailing list]
One thing that it seems PackageKit could improve on versus the older systems is remembering what packages I use that are actually interesting; i.e. things I've done "yum install <foo>" on. The main goal would be remembering that I like to have the GNOME development environment installed, for example.
If this is stored in my home directory, then when I do a wipegrade (i.e. save home dir, wipe Fedora 7, install Fedora 8), the system could help me reinstall my favorite development packages.
What UI can you think of for this? Any ideas?
(Writing here because I'm too lazy to create a livejournal account to comment on your blog post.)
Sounds like an obvious use for Mugshot to me. It has all the statistics for you anyway, as long as you let it collect them.
(In reply to comment #1)
> What UI can you think of for this? Any ideas?
How about "starred" packages? Signifying "favourite" or "bookmarked" packages.
Besides the wipegrade cycle Colin mentioned, one could also have a mode where PackageKit only looks for upgrades for "starred" packages. A lot of people have low bandwidth or just don't want to waste bandwidth updating the whole system; this could be of real use for them.
Bugzilla Upgrade Mass Bug Change
NEEDSINFO state was removed in Bugzilla 3.x, reopening any bugs previously listed as NEEDSINFO.
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.