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[openFATE 308434] Ubuntu-like software center
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 13:31:54 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-308434-35@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: 嘉樺 張 (iamchiahua)
Feature #308434, revision 35
Title: Ubuntu-like software center

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 suitable for general
users. They just need to know the applications, rather than the
- package.
- Ubuntu software center
+ package. Ubuntu software center
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Software_Center) is a good idea to
support it.
Set up a site like http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/
(http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/) to offer applications' OSI(
#305582: Off-Line one click install (MSI for Linux) (305582) ). Provide
a web-based software browser to view this site. Make this software
browser can do, like ubuntu software center.
The most famous successful open-source software, Firefox is the best
example. It's add-ons site (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox)
offer many extensions. Users can download the xpi to do 1-click install
or remove them by 1-click.
- PC-BSD is another example. It provide http://www.pbidir.com/
- (http://www.pbidir.com/) and support 1-click install/uninstall.
This feature is tantamount to making a client for #306924: Software
Store like AppStore/Android Market (306924) .

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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