pacinfo – Making progress

Just a few days after introducing pacinfo, I have made some progress in finishing the first public release. I have cleaned up the code and add new features which I wanted.

  • fetching package list and package information are completly asynchronous and doesn’t block the GUI anymore
  • ability to click on the small thumbnail and get the large version of it
  • see a progress bar for fetching package list and package information

I have no screenshots of the new feature, but you can have a look at this screencast I have made:

I think I will release the first public release this week and hosting the source code on sourceforge or similar.


  1. #1 by rg on 1. February 2011 - 16:47

    oh cmon, that was a comment in favour of your freedom to develop in mono…. no need to censor

  2. #2 by ml on 3. February 2011 - 17:16

    I am writing something very similar with Python. How do you fetch the images for the selected package?
    I simply use a bash one-liner to get an up-to-date image from an image search website at the moment.
    By the way: keep up the good work!

    • #3 by ise on 3. February 2011 - 22:08

      The images are taken from, its the same source which the Ubuntu software center use. It’s not the best source for screenshots, because they have include lots of Debian/Ubuntu themes and logos inside. But it’s better than nothing 🙂

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