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[openFATE 308434] Ubuntu-like software center for Yast software manager
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  • Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 11:20:39 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-308434-18@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: 嘉樺 張 (iamchiahua)
Feature #308434, revision 18
Title: Ubuntu-like software center for Yast software manager

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: 嘉樺 張 (iamchiahua)

Description:
The 1-click install/uninstall software manager is more suitable for
general users. They just need to know the software, rather than the
package. The original package orientation software management is
reserved for advanced users.
- Ubuntu software center(or MS XP Add or Remove Programs) is a good idea
- to support the following two features(1-click install/uninstall) for
- Yast software manager.
+ Ubuntu software center
+ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Software_Center) (or MS XP Add or
+ Remove Programs) is a good idea to support the following two features(1-
+ click install/uninstall) for Yast software manager.
PC-BSD is another good example. In version 8.0, it provide a new web-
based software browser for the software manager to visit pbi repository
site http://www.pbidir.com/ (http://www.pbidir.com/) (Maybe opensuse
can re-design like http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/
(http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/) ) and support "download &
install PBIs in the background". But also provided windows-like "Remove
Programs" system utility to easy removal.
This feature integrates the following two features. May also include
the Software Portal project( http://en.opensuse.org/Software_Portal
(http://en.opensuse.org/Software_Portal) ).
- #305582: Off-Line one click install (MSI for Linux)
+ #305582: Off-Line one click install (MSI for Linux) (305582)
http://en.opensuse.org/OSI (http://en.opensuse.org/OSI)
- #305305: 1-click uninstall(MS Uninstaller for Linux)
+ #305305: 1-click uninstall(MS Uninstaller for Linux) (305305)

Discussion:
#1: 嘉樺 張 (iamchiahua) (2009-12-02 14:01:07)
Mainstream operating systems like Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X
has its own 1-click installer(msi for Windows,dmg for Mac OS X). It
provides an easier way to install software and drivers. Opensuse now
also have the osi(#305582: Off-Line one click install (MSI for Linux)).
And they also have the 1-click uninstall program(Uninstaller for
Windows, AppZapper for Mac OS X).
Add this feature can make opensuse closer to the mainstream operating
systems. 
It can be combined to provide a web site like
http://www.apple.com/downloads/ (http://www.apple.com/downloads/) that
everyone download osi package is a good idea(#306924: Software Store
like AppStore/Android Market). This can be more effective marketing
opensuse, but also more acceptable to all novice.



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