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Thread: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

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    Default What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    I checked the images of the new Ubuntu software or app center and i think this looks promising. Why? Well, i think it makes room for a community approach to a) rate apps b) offer also commercial software c) easier access.

    In my opinion it is, and i read it somewhere as well, like the iapp center or what it is called. Or the Android app center.
    I wonder if other distro go the same way, or if this is just an Ubuntu lonely road.

    well, anyway. What you guys think about it. Is it a bad idea or something that perhaps makes sense in this world of ours.
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    Default Re: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    This is looking for a person to take it over AFAIK.....
    https://build.opensuse.org/project/p...oftware-center

    I think that some features could be added to OBS to provide some information and perhaps user feedback?

    You can see overall stats for build downloads here (big download, be patient)
    http://www.suse.de/~coolo/repo.list

    For example, in my Miscellaneous repository there have been 303,527 downloads for 11.4 (home:malcolmlewis:Miscellanous:penSUSE_11.4) from that list it's the most popular home repository (Have no idea what or why is being downloaded) from the following list;
    https://build.opensuse.org/project/m...ous&defaults=0
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    Default Re: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    On 10/24/2011 09:36 PM, malcolmlewis wrote:
    >
    > This is looking for a person to take it over AFAIK.....
    > http://tinyurl.com/44suq6d
    >
    > I think that some features could be added to OBS to provide some
    > information and perhaps user feedback?
    >
    > You can see overall stats for build downloads here (big download, be
    > patient)
    > http://www.suse.de/~coolo/repo.list
    >
    > For example, in my Miscellaneous repository there have been 303,527
    > downloads for 11.4 (home:malcolmlewis:Miscellanous:penSUSE_11.4) from
    > that list it's the most popular home repository (Have no idea what or
    > why is being downloaded) from the following list;
    > http://tinyurl.com/3rvpsn6
    >
    >


    Long list you have.

    I think where i was heading is the presentation. Even though i don't use
    Ubuntu and i am very happy with openSUSE i find the idea of a more
    visible offering enticing.
    Especially the rating system which can give a user some form of guidance
    what to try.

    Btw. i still can not convince myself to install any other distro but
    openSUSE.

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    Default Re: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    My opinion. It would be wonderful to have the visually appealing aspects as long as the system still provided the power the Yast package manager provides.

    Gimme both and I'll be a happy camper, but if I had to choose between them I'd take Yast.

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    Default Re: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Swinyard View Post
    My opinion. It would be wonderful to have the visually appealing aspects as long as the system still provided the power the Yast package manager provides.

    Gimme both and I'll be a happy camper, but if I had to choose between them I'd take Yast.
    I second that. If it's one or the other, stick with Yast. If it's both, and doesn't introduce breakage, all the better. I can't help but admit that the Ubuntu Software Center is visually appealing and is the only form of package management (besides Mint's software center) that has surpassed the 1990's.

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    Default Re: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    I clicked "No" by accident, but I wanted to choose "no opinion".

    Anyway... for me both kinds of app centers, aka YaST´s approach, or Ubuntu Softwarecenter. As I still used Ubuntu, I tried the softwarecenter only once. Most of the time I used Synaptic (the YaST equivalent). But I also liked the Mint Softwarecenter.

    My opinion. It would be wonderful to have the visually appealing aspects as long as the system still provided the power the Yast package manager provides.

    Gimme both and I'll be a happy camper, but if I had to choose between them I'd take Yast.
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    Default Re: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    I too voted "no opinion", where I meant to vote "I don't mind". Looks like openSUSE users are quite flexible in this matter. If it goes beyond just software management, the one thing I miss on Ubuntu is something like Yast, U. simply does not have that.
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    Default Re: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    On 10/27/2011 04:36 AM, Knurpht wrote:
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    > I too voted "no opinion", where I meant to vote "I don't mind". Looks
    > like openSUSE users are quite flexible in this matter. If it goes beyond
    > just software management, the one thing I miss on Ubuntu is something
    > like Yast, U. simply does not have that.
    >
    >


    Actually what i do miss in some way, is a category of some sort. Lets
    say i want to see any software regarding astronomy and i would be
    presented with whatever is available.
    Right now you only see whats in (example) Education or Programming.
    Anything else falls in a big void. Or perhaps i use it totally wrong.

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    Default Re: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoergJaeger
    On 10/27/2011 04:36 AM, Knurpht wrote:
    >
    > I too voted "no opinion", where I meant to vote "I don't mind". Looks
    > like openSUSE users are quite flexible in this matter. If it goes
    > beyond just software management, the one thing I miss on Ubuntu is
    > something like Yast, U. simply does not have that.
    >
    >


    Actually what i do miss in some way, is a category of some sort. Lets
    say i want to see any software regarding astronomy and i would be
    presented with whatever is available.
    Right now you only see whats in (example) Education or Programming.
    Anything else falls in a big void. Or perhaps i use it totally wrong.
    Hi
    In YaST Software management you can sort by 'Groups' based on;
    http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Pack...oup_guidelines

    Note, groups are being deprecated in rpms at some point in the future.

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    Default Re: What you think about the software (app) center that Ubuntu has?

    malcolmlewis wrote:

    > Hi
    > In YaST Software management you can sort by 'Groups' based on;
    > http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Pack...oup_guidelines
    >
    > Note, groups are being deprecated in rpms at some point in the future.
    >

    A good point whay some sort of more abstract way to view what programs (not
    packages) are avaible and what they are makes sense for many users. Of
    course not as a substitute for yast but as an additional convenience layer
    (in yast or as an extra program).

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