Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453355
PackageKit has no kill function, button or menu item
Last modified: 2008-06-30 20:30:30 EDT
Description of problem:
PackageKit has no method for closing the application. Every user interface
should have an accessible and safe method for closing the applicaiton. There is
no method for closing the system tray packageKit
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every single time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora
2. PackageKit starts updating and will not allow you to close it
There is no X closing button metaphor. There is no file close. The program
cannot be ended any other way than kill 9
A decent, safe method for closing the application just like every other
application on every operating system.
This is a significant problem for low power devices. If you have an intel Atom
or Via CPU PackageKit will render the operating system unusable. With no way to
end the process this makes fedora completely broken on low power devices and
embedded system closing an entire market of devices.
You can click on the icon, and click on the task to cancel the system update.
There's no point quitting the session program as packagekid is running system
wide as the root user, and exiting the session won't kill the system process (by
>this makes fedora completely broken on low power devices and
>embedded system closing an entire market of devices
Please also stop loading the hyperbole. I'm using PackageKit on a 800Mhz VIA CPU
here and it's quite usable. There must be something wrong with your
configuration or you might have a bug that isn't showing on my system but please
stop the over-reaction. Thanks.
Why isn't there a close function when the taskbar item is right clicked?
Also, having close and cancel on the same panel in the downloading packages
popup is confusing. Both have a "red" close interface metaphor. Why not just
have a stop button, if the user only wanted to minimise the window and allow it
to keep working they will use the minimise button. Make close buttons do what
the user assumes they will do and stop the application.