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Re: Light Software Center


Il 12/07/2012 06:00, Daniel Foré ha scritto:
Hey Stephen. That's a good start! It's very fast. I'll probably test it out and report bugs :)

Best Regards,
Daniel Foré

El jul 11, 2012, a las 3:10 a.m., Stephen Smally <eco.stefi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> escribió:

Hi Guys, you may want to check out the new Light Software Center i wrote (yes, the one we were talking about).
It uses PackageKit (storing the basic informations in a SQLHeavy database and retrieving details on the fly), its fast and lightweight (i know the name is not cool, but i tried to keep it distro-agnostic).
It's quite easy to port to another distro, but by default it depends on app-install-data to load categories.
I tried to do something in elementary style, i used a couple of granite widget (just copying the files), and i partially implemented the Dan's mockup (http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4wj3cd), without any screenshot.

Keep in mind that is a basic version (still in development), designed to be cool but fast, no clutter, no videos or so. Although is quite simple implement them. In short, you can use it to built on your own software center.

Check the code at lp:light-software-center (is written in Vala, of course!)
Project Homepage: https://launchpad.net/light-software-center

there is an automake build system so just do:
# To build the sources
# To build the database
cd db-build && sudo ./dbbuild -d /var/cache/lsc-vala.db
# Then you are ready to try
cd .. && ./light-software-center

Implemented features:
* Category listing
* Apps listing
* Apps Info
* Basic Install and Remove (a tiny InfoBox with a progressbar appear under the toolbar)

Lacking features:
* Status in Apps list (you can understand if an app is installed only in the app info)
* Downloads view (aka decent Install/Remove)
* Additional features (Reviews, Screenshots)

Some obvious bugs needs to be solved (e.g. after install an app the info view is not refresh

Some screenshots:

Stephen Smally

P.S. i don't know why, but with the elementary theme the GtkSpinner doesn't spin, perhaps a theme bug?

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Thanks Daniel! I also have some doubts about the implementation of the install/remove progress (if it should be like in USC, if it should list also dependencies - see mockup attached).

Stephen Smally

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