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Manipulate APK packages and repositories from Python

Project description


A. Wilcox




Adélie Linux, our distribution, uses the Alpine Linux APK package manager. We need a pure Python library for manipulating and verifying APK packages. We also need a pure Python library for maintaining APK repositories.

Objectives / success criteria

  • Compatibility with upstream APK Tools.

  • Stable v1 release by December 2018.

  • Minimal to no external dependencies.

Solution vision

Major features

  1. Pull metadata out of an APK file.

  2. Sanity check APK files and repositories.

  3. Creation of APK files.

  4. Read repository INDEX files to gather information on available packages.

Project Scope and Limitations

Scope of initial release (v1)

The initial release will focus primarily on the handling of APK files. Some limited repository functionality may be present to further the ends of APK file management.

Scope of next release (v2)

The second release will focus further on repository management.

Scope of future releases

Further releases will focus on keeping up to date with the upstream APK format, and stability and performance fixes. No further major features are anticipated.

Limitations and exclusions

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