QTGZManager

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QTGZManager is a T?Z package management application that uses standard pkgtools (present in any Slackware based system) to manage the software in the OS. It provides an easy to use four pane view (directories, packages in the selected dir, installed packages in the system and package actions), drag and drop and context menu support. It also uses kdesu/gksu/ktsuss to ask for root credentials when needed.

Needs QT4.5.x libs.
Last changelog:

6 years ago


1.0 -> 1.0.1

- Changed default Slackware mirror to http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/ (in a patch submitted by Robby Workman. Thanks Robby!);
- Changed the close button of the firefox-like searchbar to the leftmost position;
- From now on, QTGZManager is also available at slackbuilds.org.

RC2 -> 1.0

- Fixed application exit while mainwindow was hidden and user was asked if he/she wanted to download new patches;
- QTGZ can now open files which were removed from installed packages;
- Added txz2sb (Ctrl+L) support when using QTGZ under Slax;
- Changed patch's download directory to /tmp;

RC1 -> RC2

- Fixed crash when a malformed package was detected;
- Added support for TDE - Trinity Desktop Environment;
- Warns users if the program needs restart, based on changes in Options/Setup;
- User defined mirrors can be added just editing ~/.config /QTGZManager/mirrors file;
- ARM mirrors appear only when using Slackwarearm distro;
- Checking Slackware patches now outputs status against number of patches available;
- Window Close button now quits QTGZ by default. Previous hiding behavior can be configured using Options/Setup;

Beta6 -> RC1

- Reworked logic in package version recognition algorithm which makes it faster and more accurate (thanks to Arch's pacman code);
- New icon for different architecture packages;
- Better looking filter and search buttons;
- Firefox-like search bar for text highlight search in html content (help, patches and diffs);
- Now QTGZManager pops up if you try to exec another copy;
- Option to rename selected directory pressing F2;
- Option to hide status bar;
- Option to cut/copy and paste packages;
- Option to choose user's prefered privilege escalation tool;
- Option to use silent output during action execution (do not output pkgtool's verbosity-improves UI responsiveness);
- Option to automatically check for new Slackware patches at startup;
- Option to stop the Slackware patch checking, just pressing Ctrl+P again;
- Tabs are now movable;
- Refactored color layout enables using dark Qt4 themes;
- Updated help usage information (F1);
- Added support for the Mate desktop (Gnome 2 fork);
- Many bug fixes;
- Revised translations (although Farsi is lacking a mantainer);

Beta5 -> Beta6

- Download official Slackware patches just pressing Ctrl+P;
- Support LXDE Desktop Environment;
- Open files of non-installed packages;
- Has a config dialog box to change some options;
- Sport some changes in the main interface: fonts, icons, style sheets and tooltips;
- Open snapshot files, showing changes in installed packages since them;
- Support the unofficial SPKG tool for package management (it is a faster pkgtool alternative written in C).

Beta4 -> Beta5

- Reworked interface: gets a menubar, minimizes unused spaces and remembers your preferences;
- Compatible with Slackware 13.0 TXZ packages;
- Reworked package recognition algorithm recognizes the package status instantaneously;
- Find a package in your system just pressing Ctrl+K;
- Find files on package content you've just opened;
- Set a default directory to be selected every time you launch the application;
- Make QTGZ starts hidden, enabling your window manager to automatically launch it without messing your desktop;
- Among many bug fixes...

Beta3.1 -> Beta4

**Beta4 NEEDS Qt 4.4.x installed!

- Filter packages in the selected directory with hit/miss color feedback
- Ctrl + and Ctrl - respectively increases and decreases the font size of package lists
- Selected directory's name is shown on the top of the first pane
- Reworked About box
- More view arrangements through four view buttons
- Open konsole (F4) to work on the selected directory
- New Directory TreeView, based on QFileSystemModel (a new and very fast threaded model from Qt 4.4.x which is also inotify aware)
- Package information is showed as a tooltip when the mouse is over the package lists
- The "Find a file" search is now handled in another thread which means it can be stopped and no more freezes the GUI
- Take a snapshot of your installed package list for future diffs or whatever you want to

Beta3 -> Beta3.1

Important bug fixes.

Beta2r2 -> Beta3

Thanks to the community support, here comes a delayed but very consistent new version of QTGZManager. Enjoy!

- Many bug fixes and interesting new features. Visit the website for detailed information.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH: Andrea Sciucca and Manfred Mueller for your feedback and work with the translation files.

Beta2 -> Beta2r2

- Add Italian translation - THANKS to Andrea Sciucca (www.slacky.eu)
- Add German translation - THANKS to Manfred Mueller (www.live-modules.org)

Beta1r2 -> Beta2

- Linked against QT 4.2.3
- Fix package recognition algorithm
- Add translation support (for now only pt_BR). To use it, just "export LANG=pt_BR" in bash_profile or alike.
- New option to view package information in the context menu (the same as F8)
- Add package content view option
- Add diff between package contents option
- Fix output tab for the site url to work
- Add a button and context menu options to close the current tab and all tabs
- Add new application icon, to make the application more Slackware-like :-)
- Add option to navigate and select packages with keyboard (and see the changes in the installed packages view)
- Add a toolbar with some useful commands (maximize lower view, hide installed packages view, execute actions, refresh package lists and close)

Beta1 -> Beta1r2

- Add package reinstall option
- Fix package recognition algorithm
- Reworked About Dialog
- Fix context menus when more than one package selected
- Confirm exit when pending actions
- Add html output on "package action output"

mahdif

12 years ago

Thanks for this useful application.I think the user should be able to sort packages by different parameters for example status, date, author, etc. keep up the good job

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aarnt

12 years ago

Thank you very much Mahdi, you cannot imagine how rewarding it is to hear such a positive feedback.

For sorting the 2 lists by status, you just need to click in their left header.

On the other hand, sorting by date and author is not implemented and would be very hard (if possible) to do with the current technology. I've considered to use SQLite database to harvest all kind of package information to further magnify the search options. Maybe QTGZ can switch to this in the future.

By the way, have you visited the web site? Now it has a development blog to bring the users closer to the project.

And do no forget to vote "good" (herein) if you really liked it ;-)

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aarnt

12 years ago

Thank you very much Mahdi, you cannot imagine how rewarding it is to hear such a positive feedback.

For sorting the 2 lists by status, you just need to click in their left header.

On the other hand, sorting by date and author is not implemented and would be very hard (if possible) to do with the current technology. I've considered to use SQLite database to harvest all kind of package information to further magnify the search options. Maybe QTGZ can switch to this in the future.

By the way, have you visited the web site? Now it has a development blog to bring the users closer to the project.

And do no forget to vote "good" (herein) if you really liked it ;-)

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aarnt

12 years ago

Thank you very much Mahdi, you cannot imagine how rewarding it is to hear such a positive feedback.

For sorting the 2 lists by status, you just need to click in their left header.

On the other hand, sorting by date and author is not implemented and would be very hard (if possible) to do with the current technology. I've considered to use SQLite database to harvest all kind of package information to further magnify the search options. Maybe QTGZ can switch to this in the future.

By the way, have you visited the web site? Now it has a development blog to bring the users closer to the project.

And do no forget to vote "good" (herein) if you really liked it ;-)

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quax

12 years ago

Hi all,

Please find the sources with corrected German translation at:

http://live-modules.org/files/source/qtgzmanager-1.0-beta2r2-lmo.tar.gz,

a package with Desktop icon included at:

http://live-modules.org/files/packages/lmo/qtgzmanager-1.0.b2r2-i486-2lmo.tgz

and a module for lzma-based LiveCDs at:

http://www.live-modules.org/downloads/comment.php?dlid=113

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aarnt

12 years ago

Manfred, thanks for reporting the link problem!

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quax

12 years ago

Hi aarnt,

could you please correct the url to the beta2r2 ?

The download link is still pointing to the previous version.

Btw: Thanks for the credits

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quax

12 years ago

Trying to build qtgzmanager from source i get these errors:

Quote:src/mainwindowimpl.h:52: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of 'QToolButton' with no type
src/mainwindowimpl.h:52: error: expected ';' before '*' token
make: *** [build/main.o] Error 1

The german translation can be found at:

http://www.live-modules.org/downloads/qtgzmanager_de.tar.gz

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aarnt

12 years ago

Quax, first thank you for the translation, I'll post a new updated release soon. (BTW, what is your name to figure in the credits section ?).

And about your error, indeed it seems it is missing an "#include <QToolButton>" declaration instead of a <QPushButton> one. Try and see if it helps. The most weird of that all is it compiles for me.

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quax

12 years ago

Hi Arnt,

the compilation is working now !

But due to the fact that I am no programmer, I can't change the sources to use my translation :(

I created a new archive with the improved German translation. It is available at:

http://live-modules.org/downloads/qtgzmanager_de_DE.tar.gz

I would be glad, if you could integrate this translation soon, as I want to release the first live-modules.org CD this week. Thank you!

For the credits please use the information from my kde-apps profile.

Regards, Manfred

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aarnt

12 years ago

Quax, first thank you for the translation, I'll post a new updated release soon. (BTW, what is your name to figure in the credits section ?).

And about your error, indeed it seems it is missing an "#include <QToolButton>" declaration instead of a <QPushButton> one. Try and see if it helps. The most weird of that all is it compiles for me.

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quax

12 years ago

Trying to build qtgzmanager from source i get these errors:

Quote:src/mainwindowimpl.h:52: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of 'QToolButton' with no type
src/mainwindowimpl.h:52: error: expected ';' before '*' token
make: *** [build/main.o] Error 1

The german translation can be found at:

http://www.live-modules.org/downloads/qtgzmanager_de.tar.gz

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GdA

12 years ago

Useful app. Works fine for me.

Keep up the good work!

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quax

12 years ago

Hi,

great program!

Could you please make your program make translatable by providing a *.pot file?

I extracted the program messages with xgettext and generated a German translation but you program makes no use of it :(

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aarnt

12 years ago

Thanks quax,
QTGZManager will sure have translation support. Stay tuned :-)

I'd also like to express my gratefulness to the feedback I'm receiving. The FOSS community is really superb.

Thank you!

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gohanz

12 years ago

It's possible to add a reload button to refresh installed package and directory! And also a button to execute the install, i don't like the ctrl+e solution! :D

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aarnt

12 years ago

Gohanz, I could only see your post today, because this site had a bug on the access of first date comments. Regarding your suggestion, QTGZManager has the shortcut "F5" to refresh the directory and system package lists. But be still, the next versions will have a toolbar with such important functions. Thank you for the support! BTW, is the Beta1r2 package recognition system working right for you ?

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gohanz

12 years ago

A Slackware 11.0 package is available from www.slacky.it :)

http://www.slacky.it/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=29&func=fileinfo&id=1610

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gohanz

12 years ago

Add the possibility to reinstall a TGZ, like upgradepkg --reinstall! ;)

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aarnt

12 years ago

Ok, thanls. It'll be in Beta1 release2.

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aarnt

12 years ago

Great idea for a feature for the upcoming versions. I´ll try to put it in Beta2, probably with the help of SQLite. Looking at the contents of a package is also something we cannot miss as it may lead to package diff :-) I´ll be dropping a "release 2" of Beta1 in the upcoming days to fix some edges in the package classification system and other things we may find later.

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gohanz

12 years ago

I like too much QTGZmanager, but i can't test it, beacuse missing Qt4 in official Slackware 11.0 package! Thano can you build a static bin with Qt4? Or a Qt3 compatibile source? :D

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gohanz

12 years ago

Sorry i see now that there is a static bin in tarball! Thank's for your work! :D

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aarnt

12 years ago

Never mind, gohanz!

You can download the slack package too as it also statically links to QT4.2. And do not forget to post the results of your tests :-D
Thank you!

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anonymous-hive

12 years ago

For me QTGZmanager is usefull and work like a charm! I suggest to add also a filter, for search file inside a TGZ package! Like http://packages.slackware.it/ !

Very good work man! :D

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6 years ago


1.0 -> 1.0.1

- Changed default Slackware mirror to http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/ (in a patch submitted by Robby Workman. Thanks Robby!);
- Changed the close button of the firefox-like searchbar to the leftmost position;
- From now on, QTGZManager is also available at slackbuilds.org.

RC2 -> 1.0

- Fixed application exit while mainwindow was hidden and user was asked if he/she wanted to download new patches;
- QTGZ can now open files which were removed from installed packages;
- Added txz2sb (Ctrl+L) support when using QTGZ under Slax;
- Changed patch's download directory to /tmp;

RC1 -> RC2

- Fixed crash when a malformed package was detected;
- Added support for TDE - Trinity Desktop Environment;
- Warns users if the program needs restart, based on changes in Options/Setup;
- User defined mirrors can be added just editing ~/.config /QTGZManager/mirrors file;
- ARM mirrors appear only when using Slackwarearm distro;
- Checking Slackware patches now outputs status against number of patches available;
- Window Close button now quits QTGZ by default. Previous hiding behavior can be configured using Options/Setup;

Beta6 -> RC1

- Reworked logic in package version recognition algorithm which makes it faster and more accurate (thanks to Arch's pacman code);
- New icon for different architecture packages;
- Better looking filter and search buttons;
- Firefox-like search bar for text highlight search in html content (help, patches and diffs);
- Now QTGZManager pops up if you try to exec another copy;
- Option to rename selected directory pressing F2;
- Option to hide status bar;
- Option to cut/copy and paste packages;
- Option to choose user's prefered privilege escalation tool;
- Option to use silent output during action execution (do not output pkgtool's verbosity-improves UI responsiveness);
- Option to automatically check for new Slackware patches at startup;
- Option to stop the Slackware patch checking, just pressing Ctrl+P again;
- Tabs are now movable;
- Refactored color layout enables using dark Qt4 themes;
- Updated help usage information (F1);
- Added support for the Mate desktop (Gnome 2 fork);
- Many bug fixes;
- Revised translations (although Farsi is lacking a mantainer);

Beta5 -> Beta6

- Download official Slackware patches just pressing Ctrl+P;
- Support LXDE Desktop Environment;
- Open files of non-installed packages;
- Has a config dialog box to change some options;
- Sport some changes in the main interface: fonts, icons, style sheets and tooltips;
- Open snapshot files, showing changes in installed packages since them;
- Support the unofficial SPKG tool for package management (it is a faster pkgtool alternative written in C).

Beta4 -> Beta5

- Reworked interface: gets a menubar, minimizes unused spaces and remembers your preferences;
- Compatible with Slackware 13.0 TXZ packages;
- Reworked package recognition algorithm recognizes the package status instantaneously;
- Find a package in your system just pressing Ctrl+K;
- Find files on package content you've just opened;
- Set a default directory to be selected every time you launch the application;
- Make QTGZ starts hidden, enabling your window manager to automatically launch it without messing your desktop;
- Among many bug fixes...

Beta3.1 -> Beta4

**Beta4 NEEDS Qt 4.4.x installed!

- Filter packages in the selected directory with hit/miss color feedback
- Ctrl + and Ctrl - respectively increases and decreases the font size of package lists
- Selected directory's name is shown on the top of the first pane
- Reworked About box
- More view arrangements through four view buttons
- Open konsole (F4) to work on the selected directory
- New Directory TreeView, based on QFileSystemModel (a new and very fast threaded model from Qt 4.4.x which is also inotify aware)
- Package information is showed as a tooltip when the mouse is over the package lists
- The "Find a file" search is now handled in another thread which means it can be stopped and no more freezes the GUI
- Take a snapshot of your installed package list for future diffs or whatever you want to

Beta3 -> Beta3.1

Important bug fixes.

Beta2r2 -> Beta3

Thanks to the community support, here comes a delayed but very consistent new version of QTGZManager. Enjoy!

- Many bug fixes and interesting new features. Visit the website for detailed information.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH: Andrea Sciucca and Manfred Mueller for your feedback and work with the translation files.

Beta2 -> Beta2r2

- Add Italian translation - THANKS to Andrea Sciucca (www.slacky.eu)
- Add German translation - THANKS to Manfred Mueller (www.live-modules.org)

Beta1r2 -> Beta2

- Linked against QT 4.2.3
- Fix package recognition algorithm
- Add translation support (for now only pt_BR). To use it, just "export LANG=pt_BR" in bash_profile or alike.
- New option to view package information in the context menu (the same as F8)
- Add package content view option
- Add diff between package contents option
- Fix output tab for the site url to work
- Add a button and context menu options to close the current tab and all tabs
- Add new application icon, to make the application more Slackware-like :-)
- Add option to navigate and select packages with keyboard (and see the changes in the installed packages view)
- Add a toolbar with some useful commands (maximize lower view, hide installed packages view, execute actions, refresh package lists and close)

Beta1 -> Beta1r2

- Add package reinstall option
- Fix package recognition algorithm
- Reworked About Dialog
- Fix context menus when more than one package selected
- Confirm exit when pending actions
- Add html output on "package action output"

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