SUSE Application Center
Ubuntu 9.10 had one great new feature in it: the Ubuntu Software Center. It's radically dumped down, clean and uncluttered version of Synaptic. See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter for throughout description.
It is not intended to replace Synaptic, but to make installing software more accessible. This is definitely something openSUSE needs. YaST is even more powerful than Synaptic, but it's also more cluttered (at least in KDE). Thus, the demand for clearly presented centralized software installation and removal is also larger. I'm proposing, that we bluntly copy Ubuntu Software Center principles and create a native Qt interface for KDE.
We might even go further, and give it even sharper "app store" look & feel by making it to present graphical applications only. More advanced users could use YaST or zypp like nothing happened.
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- Duplicate of feature #310778:
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Case 1: New user wants to install Kdenlive. Search in YaST provides plethora of packages, including libraries & debug items. Confusing. Search in Application Center produces only one result.
Case 2: advanced user wants to take a glimpse what's available for his new desktop after installation. Application Center presents only graphical applications, offering quick method to do that.
Last change: 4 months ago