Release Candidate 2 preview

Just 9 days after RC1, we have a surprise to you: a preview of upcoming RC2!

The preview can be accessed from this SourceForge link.

RC2 has a couple of bug fixes and now supports TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment – the KDE3 fork).

Just remember the project needs more translations: French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese (from Portugal), Dutch, Farsi and/or whichever other one you could make!

If all goes right this version will be released next week.

So… Go grab and test it!

Release Candidate 1 is here!

After more than 6 years since its conception and 10 months from Beta6,
QTGZManager has finally reached Release Candidate status.

Dowload it HERE.

As today happens to be the “Day of the Dead”, which in my country, Brazil,
is also a holiday, this release codename is “Miguelina”.

Maria Luiza Miguelina Alaggio Albuquerque was my grandmather, born in 1911.

She was an italian descendant who loved cooking/eating good food,
talking with friends and relatives as well as laughing out loud at a
good joke. She passed away a few days before Christmas, 10 years ago.

Grandma, we miss you!

I’m happy QTGZ is also translated in your dearest italiano,
la più bella lingua del mondo as you used to say!

Here goes the obligatory changelog for 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);

Special thanks goes to the italian, polish and german translators: Andrea, Grzegorz and Philip, you rock!

I also want to ask for your support: QTGZManager needs more translations! French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese (from Portugal), Dutch, Farsi and whichever other one you could make. Spread the word!

If you can afford it, also consider a donation. It takes a huge amount of time to develop a project this size (around 10k source lines of code).

Thank you!

Some screenshots:

QTGZManager - dark Qt theme

QTGZManager in 3-pane view with a dark Qt theme.

Patches directory

Inside Slackware patches directory created by QTGZ.

Setup tab 1

Selecting some options…

Beta6 Released!

TO THE INTERNET. After two and a half years since the last version, qtgzmanager reached Beta6 status today. In honor to this expressive delay, this release codename is Postmortem.

Beta6 contains MANY bug fixes, including one that addresses an important security issue. It is a MANDATORY update for those who follow the project.

Download it HERE. Untar the file and execute the accompanying SlackBuild in order to generate the package at “/tmp”. Works with 32 and 64bit Slackware 13.37.

QTGZManager now downloads official Slackware patches just pressing “Ctrl+P”. Supports LXDE Desktop Environment. Opens files of non-installed packages. Has a config dialog box to change some options. Sports some changes in the main interface: fonts, icons, style sheets and tooltips. Opens snapshot files, showing changes in installed packages since them. And last but not least, supports the unofficial SPKG tool for package management (it is a faster pkgtool alternative written in C).

Note that you must install Spkg in “/sbin” in order to be compatible with it. You can pick Salix (a Slackware 13.37 compatible distro) Spkg packages if you want to give it a try.

Spkg 32bit:

Spkg 64bit:


New home

Hi folks.

This is the new QTGZManager site from now on.

And soon the 2011 version will be revealed.