On Sat, 2022-03-26 at 18:33 +1030, Simon Lees wrote:
On 3/26/22 02:36, Martin Wilck wrote:
On Fri, 2022-03-25 at 17:03 +0100, Eric Schirra wrote:
In my opinion, all results should be displayed. Whether official or not. This was also the case before 15.3. And you should let the user decide what he wants.
Ack. Hiding the non-official repos would make the tool essentially useless. With just official repos, it couldn't do much more than "zypper search" + "zypper install" would be able to achieve.
Yeah I guess that's part of my point, if as a project we decide that we don't want to push 3rd party repo's then maybe we don't really need a tool like software.o.o, sure it's nice to have but the project won't fall apart and won't be less useable without it.
I might be a bit biased, but I've seen OBS (and OPI) "advertised" in various communities (mostly Reddit, but also other ones like HN, 4chan and similar) as the AUR replacement for openSUSE. While I don't necessarily with that statement, It seems using third party "community" repos from OBS is certainly a common usecase and it wouldn't seem right for "the project" to remove any kind of mention of non-offical software, because also "community" repos extend the amount of available software as a whole, which in turn is a requirement for more users (and that results in new contributors, which is, as discussed elsewhere in this thread, the main goal of the project).
However it seems that instead of software-o-o and the yast metapackage "One click installers", usualy OPI gets reccomended, presumably because it is less likely to break the install and I feel it does a better job (more AUR like) at differentiating between package and repository. I hope that whatever will come as replacement for software-o-o will be able to show OBS package relations, because the bunch of unmodified published branches from a popular package really doesn't help anyone.
If people actually want it then they can work on it but maybe the better question is what packages are "general users" rather then "power users" actually using from 3rd party repos and can we get those into the distros they use so they don't actually need the tool.