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[openFATE 308434] Ubuntu-like software center for Yast software manager
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  • Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 07:51:28 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: 嘉樺 張 (iamchiahua)
Feature #308434, revision 30
Title: Ubuntu-like software center for Yast software manager

Buildservice: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

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 applications, rather than the
package. The original package orientation software manager is for
advanced users.
Ubuntu software center
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Software_Center) is a good idea to
support 1-click install/uninstall.
Offer a site like http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/
(http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/) to provide application's OSI
for 1-click install. Support a web-based software browser to visit the
site. Make this software browser can do, like ubuntu software center .
http://software.opensuse.org/search
(http://software.opensuse.org/search) has provided a similar function.
But lack of support for browsing by categories, screenshots, local
- language description and application based OSI.
+ language description and application based OSI. For example, i search
+ thunderbird and click 1-click install. But only got the English
+ version. I have to try to install the MozillaThunderbird-translations-
+ common or MozillaThunderbird-translations-other to get my local
+ language version.
PC-BSD is a similar example. In version 8.0, it provide a web-based
software browser to visit http://www.pbidir.com/
(http://www.pbidir.com/) and support download & install PBIs in 1-
click. But also provided windows-like "Remove Programs" system utility
for 1-click uninstall.
This feature integrates the following two features.
#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)
Sorry for my poor english.

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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