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[Solved] Advantages/Disadvantages of Yumex

asked 2011-12-26 05:38:45 -0500

Cris gravatar image

updated 2011-12-26 17:28:22 -0500

Hi! I discovered Yumex last week and I feel it to work faster than Packagekit. I wanted to ask what are the advantages or disadvantages of using Yumex instead of Packagekit to handle installations and updates in my system.

Thank you very much, and happy holidays!

PS: BTW I'm using Fedora 16 with Gnome-Shell, installed directly from the Live-CD.

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answered 2011-12-26 12:40:42 -0500

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What is Yum Extender a.k.a yumex

yumex is a GUI for the yum package manager, it is written in Python and is using the PyGTK toolkit for GUI Components.

Sometimes its nice to browse through all of the programs that are present in a repository, or to narrow down the list or programs by performing a search. yumex allows you to do so.

Advantages/Disadvantages of Yumex

  • Create a advanced yum gui with a lot of features for both the novice and the advanced users.
  • Make it easy to update, install and remove application.
  • Make it easy to find applications.
  • Give the user a choice to see what is going on between behind the curtains.
  • Show the power of yum.
  • Give the user access to some of the more advanced features of yum in an easy way.
  • Better filtering of search results.
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answered 2011-12-26 07:28:13 -0500

mether gravatar image

From the end user perspective, the implementation details should not matter. Both serve the purpose. Use what you prefer.

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