Hi Gustavo, I have read your blog post about C'n'R. I just wanted to drop you a note that I am working on porting Ubuntu's gnome-app-install to Debian. I think that a combination of apt-file and a local mirror could be used to create the app data set of Debian. If you want to promote software from other repositories you would just have to add the corresponding desktop files and a repository info file to the app data. Feisty will have two other nice features using gnome-app-install: mime-type support and multimedia-codec support. If you open a file without an available handler you can search for applications that handle it in gnome-app-install. Secondly gstreamer will provide an interface to call a third party software to install missing codecs. Ubuntu uses gnome-app-install. Perhaps these two could also be moved to Debian. Cheers, Sebastian P.S.: Software-properties is currently in a state of flux and will need some new not yet published dependencies. I think that can be uploaded to Debian soon.
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