Sunday, October 18, 2009

GetDeb v2 Beta Available

GetDeb v2 Beta is a major milestone on the GetDeb project development, it addresses most of the technical limitations of the current system/engine that we have been using for the last 3 years.
The major improvements are:

* Software installation using a GPG signed APT repository with mirror distribution
* Single click installation even for multi-package installs
* Automatic software updates (from the repository)
* New design - for the first time not based on a Ubuntu offical site
* Web based applications publishing

These changes will increase our ability to provide more and better packages in a safely manner.
Most of the effort was invested at the APT-Portal project, which is shared with Playdeb and because is open source it can be used by by other teams to deploy their own repository based portals.

Both the design and code base -rewritten in python- still need a lot of work, if you have any skills with Python/HTML/CSS/AJAX please join the developers team.


per.svensson said...

Thanks for all the effort you put in to this. You're doing a great job!

hikaricore said...

Sorry but wtf happened to the comment system?
I'm not seeing it on the new system and beta has gone live. :/

Hector said...

means I now cannot download things onto a non-ubuntu machine and move via usb pen onto an ubuntu machine that doesn't have internet

Gürkan Gür said...

what about translations.. i can't even login the v2 with my v1 account..

hikaricore said...


hikaricore said...

Well this blog is obviously dead and all of the great features which made getdeb a community are gone. On my lucid system I can't even change the ubuntu version making the getdeb site useless. I guess it still works as a repo, but meh..

Anonymous said...

And how about RSS feeds? Old ones doesn't work and I haven't found new ones with package updates. It was very usefull to track new software on getdeb.