PackageKit Specification


PackageKit is a D-Bus abstraction layer that allows the session user to manage packages in a secure way using a cross-distro, cross-architecture API. PackageKit is built using a lightweight backend architecture. PackageKit is product and vendor neutral and is currently being developed by a small team of developers.

This part documents core features of PackageKit.

Annotation Glossary

A

array

Parameter points to an array of items.

E

element-type

Generics and defining elements of containers and arrays.

S

scope async

The callback is valid until first called.

scope call

The callback is valid only during the call to the method.

scope notified

The callback is valid until the GDestroyNotify argument is called.

skip

Exposed in C code, not necessarily available in other languages.

T

transfer container

Free data container after the code is done.

transfer full

Free data after the code is done.

transfer none

Don't free data after the code is done.