Re: State of software-center
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:03 AM, Arthur Machlas
>> On 25 October 2010 02:02, Jordan Metzmeier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> It appears that software-center will be shipping as the default GUI
>>> package manager for gnome (the default desktop task). Its state in
>>> Debian feels very incomplete, due to missing icons and the help that
>>> gives bad/false advice.
>>> "If you are familiar with reporting bugs in software, you can help out
>>> by reporting the problem to the Ubuntu developers. Most programs have a
>>> Report a Problem item in their Help menu."
>>> Debian users should report problems in Debian to Debian BTS. I have yet
>>> to see one of these "Report a Problem" items in a help menu, so I can
>>> only assume it is a specific Ubuntu added patch to applications.
>>> AFICT, the icons used are part of the icon themes, so #592289 this is an
>>> overall desktop issue (or specifically a software-center issue if it
>>> should not be using the system's icons).
>>> I would really like to see these issues resolved for the upcoming
>>> release. Unfortunately, I am by no means an artist, and would not be
>>> create the icons myself to resolve the bug. The bug in particular also
>>> falls under the definition of "minor", would an exception even be
>>> granted for such a bug?
>>> What is everyone elses thoughts?
>>> - --
>>> Jordan Metzmeier
> 2010/10/25 Amir Dizdarević <email@example.com>:
>> SHUDDER! If my vote counts at all, I'd definitely say to ditch the Squeeze
>> version of software-centre as anything default! Ubuntu Maverick's version
>> is half-baked IMHO, so I can imagine what this one looks like. Last time I
>> checked it looked like the one in Karmic, and Big Bang help is if that is
>> Please reconsider and use Synaptic instead! It's way more mature
>> and at least has most of the options a beginner and slightly more advanced
>> users would need. You can then pull in a more recent and decent version
>> of it into Sid and test it for the next release.
> Where did you read it will be the default, The Onion?
It will be installed by default:
$ apt-cache show gnome | grep software-center
> Not only is software-centre half-baked, but so is anyone who thinks
> its ready to be the default. I setup a computer for a computer
> illiterate friend the other day and thought it looked like the perfect
> tool for them to find new software. After installing it and attempting
> (and failing) to install a few packages, I removed it.
> It's pretty good as a research tool, to see what software is
> available. But you'd need to switch back to synaptic or aptitude to
> actually install anything.
Luckily synaptic is installed by default too:
$ apt-cache show gnome | grep synaptic