[Software Manager] Basic and Advanced option in Software Manager

  9 years ago
  Under dev. review

Hello Friends,

Software center should have BAsic and Advaned options. Basic option is enabled in Software center by default.

Basic option only shows softwares and apps, no lib files or .dev files.

Just one option for one software while installation and un-installation

Advanced option, it the same Software center.

Lubuntu is making such software center.

source: Progress Continues On ‘Lubuntu Software Center’; Here’s How To Install It

I understand that this is Mint and not Ubuntu or Lubuntu. I think this is a good idea for beginners and worth consideration.
Latest comments
sunewbie 10 years ago

Thank you @Raywoods

RayWoods 10 years ago

I'm going to mark this as Considered as a quick search in the Software Centre will reveal a lot of packages the average user do not need and only confuse the new users to Linux.

New > Considered

sunewbie 10 years ago

add-on and dependencies different. Add-ons are always separate files to be installed.

josefg 10 years ago

Or perhaps only show the libraries and add-ons once a program able to use them has been installed. Ex: show dictionnary files once a dictionnary program has been installed.

sunewbie 10 years ago

thank you @Xyie .

Xyie 10 years ago

Not unlike this idea, http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/1340 , your idea means hiding (not disabling access for install!) library and development files, which a typical user probably wouldn't be searching for in the software center. I agree with this: it seems to go along with the "one tool for one function" philosophy: the mintinstall Software Center for Applications/Utilities/Programs, and Synaptic for individual packages.

sunewbie 10 years ago

Software Center is good, but I wanted to make it better.


Why not add 'reinstall' and 'repair broken packages' options in Software Center

trollboy 10 years ago

Software center is OK, but being better may convert me from Synaptic

sunewbie 10 years ago

It even has ppa for Lucid. How will it benefit us? These are daily builds. Are they stable?


blueXrider 10 years ago

Basic information for Natty users:

Add to Software Sources

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/software-store-developers/daily-build/ubuntu natty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/software-store-developers/daily-build/ubuntu natty main

Open synaptic> search "software-center" mark for installation

Applications> Ubuntu-Software-Center

sunewbie 10 years ago

Thank you all for your comments

kazztan0325 10 years ago

I promote this idea, though I myself have never used Software center.

If Software center has any inconvenience for beginners, it should be improved as soon as possible.

sunewbie 10 years ago

I do not want to install Lubuntu software center. It is not advisable as it is still under development.

I have shown the link just to show that already this idea is implemented. Since it is open source, you do not have to start from the scratch.

As you have said, the idea is to have / improve mint's own software center, which is easy to use.

blueXrider 10 years ago

This is a good idea however when trying to install be prepared for broken packages. I would like to see Mint have their own version of this Software Manager.

Using Ubuntu's software manager has an advantage over the Mint default software manager.

I can look back in the history and see Updates, Installations and Removals. Date and Time.

Yes, I think an improvement should be in order.