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[openFATE 308434] Ubuntu-like software center
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 19:23:39 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-308434-43@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Robert Davies (robopensuse)
Feature #308434, revision 43
Title: Ubuntu-like software center

openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
reject reason: Not done.
Priority
Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: 嘉樺 張 (iamchiahua)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

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
(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.
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.

#4: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400) (2009-12-06 14:04:01)
@iamchiahua
Since adding the feature you have modified the description like a
zillion times. Do you know that every time you do that those of us
subscribed to the openFATE mailing list receive an email? I request you
to stop making trivial changes to the description, that really do not
add much to the feature.
About the feature itself, it is my opinion that the GUI of the YaST
package management module can be improved so that it shows just
applications instead of packages. Something like that already exists
for openSUSE games
http://en.opensuse.org/Gamestore

#5: 嘉樺 張 (iamchiahua) (2009-12-06 14:40:18) (reply to #4)
Relly sorry,i don't understand.

#6: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-11-17 12:20:22)
would this be a duplicate of the project Bretzn feature request?
 
https://features.opensuse.org/310778

+ #7: Robert Davies (robopensuse) (2010-12-19 19:23:21)
+ This is more urgently needed now than in the past, where Software
+ Manager showed after installation a wider variety of software and
+ applications. The gamestore link has been broken by changes to Wiki.
+ Past documumentation I would have used, is also not very navigeable.
+ Show casing the work done in openSUSE is necessary, what's the point in
+ making an easy installation, if we do a bad job of making the distro
+ useful to the non technically minded?



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