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Flock 2014 Day 3: Building an application installer from the ground up

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Some people think of GNOME Software as a front end to PackageKit, but that’s not really true, although PackageKit is important. The software installer uses the PackageKit plugin architecture, which although private can be used by anyone who needs it. Problems do occur, Hughes conceded, when you have multiple instances of an application in different repositories, but this can be resolved through application policies (such as “prefer the distribution version”).

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