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Re: A bone to pick with Ubuntu Software Center in Karmic

Subject: Re: A bone to pick with Ubuntu Software Center in Karmic
From: "Cybe R. Wizard"
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 06:38:11 -0500
On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 05:30:08 -0400
David Curtis <[email protected]> wrote:

> From https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter,
> "The Ubuntu Software Center is a graphical utility for package
> management in Ubuntu. In version 1, it will build on the basic
> philosophy of Add/Remove Applications and make it even easier to use."
> So it's _not_ a drop in replacement for synaptic, it just
> replaces Add/Remove Software, which never listed all the packages in
> the repos anyway.
> But continuing...
> "In later versions, it will grow to replace Synaptic, gdebi, some
> parts of the Computer Janitor, and possibly Update Manager; and in
> version 3, it will offer commercial software. Having a single
> interface will make handling software easier, socially improve
> security, hopefully free space on the CD, and provide a prominent
> showcase for Ubuntu and partner software."
> So it seems the idea is to eventually converge all package management
> interfaces into one. 
> Dave

I suppose that about then they will drop the .deb packages and go to
the .ubu system.  

Cybe R. Wizard
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