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pamac - simple graphical package manager for Manjaro Linux
« on: 02. December 2012, 12:24:01 »
Guillaume Benoit, one of our Core-Developers, is currently working on pamac, our simpe pacman gui for Manjaro Linux.
He is using python, python-gobject, pyalpm and Gtk3 as dependencies. The first alpha version is send to us Core-Developers for first review. This alpha version is not ready for public review so I only can you give a screenshot ;)

On the upper left you'll have a searchbar. There you can write anything you want into it. A group name, part of the package name or simple 'media' to list all packages having something to do with 'media'. Under this searchbar you have a list of all known groups.
Clicking on one of them you get all packages displayed in this group on the upper right side in a checkbox list. This list will display also the result of your search.

By checking a package you want to install it or have it installed already. Unchecking a package will mark it as 'to be removed'.
Simply apply your changes and pamac will do what you have told him ;)

We developers will teak this application so you don't hurt your hamsters.



Install

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sudo pacman -Sy pamac


Changelog

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0.4.0: It handles now multiple provides and should handle all conflicts situations. The backend seems almost stable now.
0.3.1: First release using dbus, 40% backend rewrite
0.2.7: Fixed file conflict issue (tested with pnmixer <> pnmixer-xfce4)
0.2.6: Hopefully fixed file conflict issue
0.2.5: Usage of icons
0.2.4: First release using a proper PKGBUILD
0.2.2: some adjustements
0.2.1: use backend package
       add desktop, icon and setup files
0.1.2: usable update manager and conflicts support added
0.1.1: working update manager
0.1:   Pamac should be ready for a real alpha test. It now auto-refreshs repos at startup and also HolpPkg is implemented.
       Pamac-updates (manager) will be finished soon, it will support Syncfirst.
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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #1 on: 02. December 2012, 12:37:22 »
Another one!

Or is this supposed to replace pacman-gui?

My personal opinion, put a right click context menu onto Package Browser that installs/removes packages and you will have the second best package manager in the Linux world. (Synaptic is the best and there is no point in trying to better that - it's impossible).
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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #2 on: 02. December 2012, 12:42:57 »
can't wait for this and xmas!

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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #3 on: 02. December 2012, 12:48:35 »
@ Phil: Guillaume? I wondered what he was up to. It's the quiet ones you've got to watch out for...

@ Viking: Yes, I think it'll replace the pacman-gui (or can be thought of as its next stage of development). PS - 0.9 means graphical installer!  :o
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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #4 on: 02. December 2012, 13:01:38 »
An other great attack !
Thanks to you team. Because of you guys, Manjaro users will forget to be surprising. All news about Manjaro are now such as routine habitutes .

By teh way, a graphic installer like Chakra has, will be really great. Philip, you were the one of the core team of chakra. So I suppose,this is up to you friend . ;)
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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #5 on: 02. December 2012, 13:21:46 »
pamac will replace my pacman-gui which was just to have something. It might have not all features like synaptic has but it will do for our needs. There is a hack-session planned for the gui-installer. We might come up with something ... Roland is already on page three of six planned pages ...

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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #6 on: 02. December 2012, 13:50:46 »
Guillaume is doing a great work on pamac :)

@Phil: I posted two screenshots of two finished pages. I'll create a blog post as soon as I finished some more pages :)

http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=1073.0

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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #7 on: 02. December 2012, 19:43:34 »
We are used to be the quiet ones. We worked on 0.8 for some month telling nobody about it ... This gui-installer was planned for a long time. Sometimes good will take a little longer :P

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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #8 on: 03. December 2012, 01:33:33 »
It would be nice if pamac had a button to simply sync repos and one to bring up a Manjaro specific dialogue to quickly choose the repositories (Stable - Testing - Unstable - Custom (which opens up pacman.conf in gedit)).

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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #9 on: 04. December 2012, 10:58:29 »
yeah thats like in fuduntu, you can choose easily to unstable testing and stuff...

it looks great i will follow it :) simple clean and not to much.... :)

with synaptic is to much what you need, a sync button would be handy? or you do with every start of manjaro a automated sync? :)

shell see.. :) PAcmanx4 is nice to, but this looks simple and clean, is akways the best (pamac)
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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #10 on: 04. December 2012, 13:14:18 »
Thx you all for your encouragements. Don't worry, a button to sync repos is planned ;)
I want pamac to be simple, fast and easy to use so it won't have all synaptic features.

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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #11 on: 04. December 2012, 14:22:00 »
Really nice :)

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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #12 on: 04. December 2012, 19:40:06 »
Judging from comments at recent Distrowatch weekly, pamac will eliminate a primary excuse many seem to give for not continuing to use Manjaro after first blush. When implemented, new Manjaro users should soar!
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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #13 on: 04. December 2012, 21:25:40 »
is great news and Manjaro Brasil can help in the process of translation (english => portuguese).

vlw fwi, Holmes :)


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Re: pamac - simple pacman gui for Manjaro Linux
« Reply #14 on: 05. December 2012, 21:58:04 »
In Bavaria St.Nikolaus comes on the evening of December 5th. So here is something he brought me today to share with everybody reading this thread ;)

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December 6th is the name day of St. Nikolaus. But 'der Nikolaus' actually comes on the evening of December 5th, with his companion, a little devil called 'Krampus'. Nikolaus brings small presents, nuts, oranges and apples to the houses in the village for the children. Sometimes the children recite a poem or play a piece of music for him. Nikolaus then lists the good and bad things the children have done during the year, often in the form of a rhyme.

The Krampus may punish them if they have been particularly bad during the year! An old tradition in Bayerisch Eisenstein is 'Nigeln'. Children or adults go out on the streets on the evening of 5th December, dressed as Krampus, and others tease them and are then chased. The children enjoy this as they have to try to escape.

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