KDE4/Qt4 based package manager
Summary: There is no full package manager integrating nicely with Qt4/KDE4 for Debian
- Understanding of package system
- Skills in C++ programming
- Skills in KDE4/Qt4 programming
Description: Current possibilities is to try look at aptitude-gtk and make a -qt version (see Daniel Burrows). Another possibility is to try revive adept (see Peter Rockai)
Note: Daniel Burrows (Aptitude developer) mentions that since aptitude-gtk is still in development, there is no way he can work on a qt version right now, at least not this summer.
Notes: adept-3 with Qt4 was started but then abandoned in an incomplete state, but close to being ready. Adept3 was shipped as default package manager in kubuntu intrepid. From outside of Debian, we have KPackageKit but there are several issues with it coming from the fact that it tries to be an universal package manager (handling both deb and rpm). It comes from RPM-land, and thus lacks many features critical to apt/dpkg. Also, aptitude-qt won't be possible in the near future.
Executive summary: only apply if you have a brilliant idea to solve the mess described above, but going the adept route sounds like the current best approach. See SummerOfCode2009/KDE-based-packagemanager/adept-notes for a few more details.