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[openFATE 308434] Ubuntu-like software center for Yast software manager
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  • Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 08:41:54 +0000 (GMT)
  • Message-id: <feature-308434-21@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: 嘉樺 張 (iamchiahua)
Feature #308434, revision 21
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
(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)   http://en.opensuse.org/OSI (http://en.opensuse.org/OSI)
#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.

#2: Todd R (theblackcat) (2009-12-03 16:58:36)
YaST meta packages can already do this (KDE repos have single packages
to install various versions of the software), and generally selecting
the program you want is enough because the dependencies are handled
automatically.  Perhaps some way to exclude libraries from the package
manager display might be enough to do this.

+ #3: 嘉樺 張 (iamchiahua) (2009-12-04 09:41:31) (reply to #2)
+ There is a serious problem in ymp. It is necessary to add a lot of
+ packages repository and key. Now there is google, nvidia, ati, etc.
+ package repository. The future might include more third-party software
+ package repository.
+ OSI is based on ymp, but using the local repo. It can be avoided by
+ adding a lot of packages repository and key. In the future, third-party
+ software is only required to provide OSI files.



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