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GNOME Software in openSUSE by default

Feature state

openSUSE Distribution
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Description

I want the GNOME version of openSUSE to have included GNOME Software by default along with YaST.

User benefit:

It will provide much better user experience to the both begginers and experienced users and will give one more choice for a way to install software on the system. Also, it will give a more consistent and complete desktop experience for the GNOME users and fans.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png R. B. wrote: (4 years ago)

In its current form, I dont feel that GNOME Software is 'ready' for inclusion to openSUSE as a default install
I (and others in the GNOME Team) tested it extensively, but its rough edges, especially in dramatically slowing down PackageKit refresh times, meant we felt it best to not include it as default for now

Typically speaking though, we like to include as many of the tools that GNOME upstream provide as possible, so when its 'ready', I think it'll be nice to have alongside YaST

icons/user_comment.png c. b. wrote: (4 years ago)

I tested Gnome Software with Fedora 20 and I have to say it is promising.
In fact, if you don't know exactly what you look for, Gnome Software will provide a better user experience.
In addition, user's reviews might be useful.
I use to use Ubuntu (that I quit some years ago for several reasons) and it has a very good software manager for people who don't want to develop but rather use the system.
Having a powerful software manager to find out new applications is something I miss with Fedora and now Opensuse ; again, Gnome Software with Fedora 20 was definitely a step in the good direction (might not be fully achieved system integration wise though - I am not skilled enough to assess that).
I will just make a comparison with the tablet world : for me, the success of these devices is at first thanks to their app catalogs.

My 2 cents.

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