6 years ago
Under dev. review
Thank you @Raywoods
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
add-on and dependencies different. Add-ons are always separate files to be installed.
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.
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.
Software Center is good, but I wanted to make it better.
Why not add 'reinstall' and 'repair broken packages' options in Software Center
Software center is OK, but being better may convert me from Synaptic
It even has ppa for Lucid. How will it benefit us? These are daily builds. Are they stable?
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
Thank you all for your comments
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.
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.
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.