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[openFATE 312489] Search for GUI applications in YaST
Feature changed by: Mário Castanheira (SpeccyMan)
Feature #312489, revision 8
Title: Search for GUI applications in YaST

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Mindaugas Baranauskas (embar-)
Partner organization:

Now YaST's Software Management module allows users to see mixed
packages (e.g.: applications, libraries, extensions for programs,
etc...). For new users, an extra filter/view that would show ONLY
Applications (programs with GUI) would make this module's interface a
lot more user-friendly.
The process of filtering could be based on searching for
/usr/share/applications/*.desktop in RPM.
(Maybe additionally: extract icons, related to *.desktop files)

+ Business case (Partner benefit):
+ For new users, this would make YaST and software
+ installation/remove/update a lot more friendly, since they would only
+ have to choose the application they desire. Simple, clean, easy.
+ This could also help the user, once he feels comfortable whit this
+ Yast's filter/view, to, gradually, start exploring the other Yast
+ options and even losing the fear of the package concept.
+ (Advanced users would retain all the control they now have)

#1: Mário Castanheira (speccyman) (2011-12-14 00:48:16)
If i get you right what you want is an option in YaST's Software
Management module that allows it to show ONLY Applications (hidding all
other packages, libraries, extensions and so on), right?

#2: Mindaugas Baranauskas (embar-) (2011-12-14 14:30:14) (reply to #1)
Yes, you are right.

#3: Mário Castanheira (speccyman) (2011-12-15 02:55:56) (reply to #2)
I think i enhanced your description... Please see if you agree whit it

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