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Ubuntu-like software center

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Duplicate of #310778
Status: Done


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 is a good idea to support it.

Set up a site like
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/ to offer applications' OSI(
#305582: Off-Line one click install (MSI for Linux) ). 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 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 .


  • SUSE Application Center (https://features.opensuse.org/310379)
  • Duplicate of feature #310778:
  • Duplicate of feature #310778:


icons/user_comment.png 嘉. 張. wrote: (8 years ago)

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/ 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.

icons/user_comment.png T. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

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.

icons/user_comment.png 嘉. 張. wrote: (8 years ago)

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.

icons/user_comment.png A. B. wrote: (8 years ago)


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


icons/user_comment.png 嘉. 張. wrote: (8 years ago)

Relly sorry,i don't understand.

icons/user_comment.png J. B. wrote: (7 years ago)

would this be a duplicate of the project Bretzn feature request?


icons/user_comment.png R. D. wrote: (7 years ago)

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?

icons/user_comment.png 6. 6. wrote: (6 years ago)

A GUI like the Ubuntu software center would be a perfect addition to YAST. Anyone wanting the old, more fine-detailed interface could continue using it, but bringing more users to openSUSE would be helped by something like that GUI.

So simple, straightforward and easy to use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Ocb8oNhM8

icons/user_comment.png J. P. wrote: (6 years ago)

being worked on in appstream and bretzn projects.

Last change: 12 months ago
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