gpe-package basically works but could need some improvement of the user interface and enhanced testing.
The source code can be found in SVN, module base/.
Distributions known to ship are:
is distributed under the GPL.
The application is based on libipkg which is a very simple
library encapsulation for the IPKG package manager. The high latency
for all package operations is caused by the fact that the package status
database is parsed for every operation. Improving libipkg behaviour would
fix this issue.
Even if installed setuid root gpe-package forks a user interface process which drops its privileges.