Apt-Watch is Gnome panel applet that periodically checks for software updates on Debian systems.
The git repository for apt-watch development is located at:
The git repository for the apt-watch Debian package is located at:
The latest release is apt-watch-0.4.0.tar.gz
* Updated for libpanel-applet-4 (Gnome Panel 3)
* Numerous compatibility fixes for Gnome 3 support.
* Fix crash when update frequency was set to never.
* Switch from Glade to GtkBuilder.
* Remove deprecated libapt-pkg methods.
* Remove deprecated Gnome classes in preparation for Gnome 3.
* Import all fixes from Debian package.
Version 0.3.2 "Fixer-upper"
* The program works now even if FAM is not available.
* Improvements to the use of PAM in the slave.
* Better error handling: more errors will be reported to the user, and
useless assertion failures are no longer dumped to stderr.
Version 0.3.1 "Shrinkage"
* One of the icons in 0.3 was much larger than the others; fixed.
(eventually the icons will autoscale to the panel size, but that's
a project for another day)
Version 0.3 "Icons for everyone!"
* The major change in this release is that the ugly text and progress
bar have been replaced by ugly icons.
* If upgrades require some new packages to be installed, apt-watch will
detect the new packages and download them as well. (it will miss
Recommended packages for the time being, though)
Version 0.2 "Waiting for svn.debian.org"
* Initial public release. The program seems to be basically
functional, although I have a ~1000 line patch to commit to svn.d.o
when it comes back to life.