GentooDepBrowser is a graphic tool to help understand package dependencies in gentoo.
This software is of course only useful on a gentoo system. As python is installed on all gentoo systems, there is only one remaining dependencie : dev-python/PyQt4, Python bindings for Qt4.
GentooDepBrowser use an internal representation of the whole portage tree, with both forward and backward (or reverse) dependencies. It's a shame portage still doesn't store and provide this information. Then this is just a matter of browsing this with a friendly user interface.
This internal representation is quite slow to create. GentooDepBrowser creates and uses a cache on the disk, which is updated when needed, based on the timestamp file stored in portage metadata dir. (which is updated each time an 'emerge --sync' succeeded).
What's New in This Release:
· This release fixes some glitches from the 0.9 (most notably an ugly segfault on startup on most platforms..).
· It contains the basic stuff i wanted for 1.0 : you can browse, up and down, the dependencies.
· The next releases will display the same kind of meta information as eix/esearch.