PackageKit 1.1.9 Description:
PackageKit is an open source software project that has been designed as a universal and unified graphical package management system for easy installation, re-installation, update and removal of software packages on a Linux-based computer. Itís main goal is to support as many graphical package managers as possible, making it available on as many GNU/Linux distributions as possible. Key features include the ability to install dependency files automatically, install new features, apply security updates at boot, allow unprivileged users to install applications, open unknown file formats, remove dependencies for files, as well as to integrated with existing package managers, including APT, YUM, Conary, and others. The good thing about PackageKit is that it is independent from a specific Linux kernel-based operating system or a hardware architectures. This means, of course, that it can be easily deployed on any GNU/Linux distribution, but only if the original package manager is supported. It also means that it can successfully be installed on both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms.