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YaST sw_install should gain 'application centric' view

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Duplicate of #312489
Status: Duplicate


YAST sw_single is very powerful when it comes to package management... but the 'standard user' cares for applications, not for packages - those are just technicalities.
With the introduction of AppStream metadata into the distribution (auto-generated on media creation) we gained support to better product descriptions. Various upstreams already ship an appdata.xml file, which describes the application in their words and can reference screenshots - making for a much better user interface.

It would be great if YaST could pick up on this as well and either offer Applications as a new (default?) view of sw_single or introduce a new module - a software center (not a package manager)



icons/user_comment.png J. D. wrote: (2 years ago)

A good beginning could be to add a button to hide "libXXX" files. AFAIK no lib file is installed per se, but always as dependency

icons/user_comment.png L. S. wrote: (2 years ago)

JFYI there already was some discussion at https://github.com/yast/yast-tune/pull/13 .

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