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Re: [Lubuntu-admins] AppGrid for Lubuntu?


sounds great to me! i knew work was being done but didn't know how far
along we were, so thanks for the update and all the hard work!

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On Sep 28, 2015 5:55 AM, "Jörn Schönyan" <joern.schoenyan@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi everyone, replies inline.
> On Montag, 28. September 2015 14:18:45 CEST, Rafael Laguna wrote:
>> Hi, guys:
>> Yes, Phill is right. Jörn and I made plans for improving the apps
>> installation in Lubuntu, as well as managing PPAs. We'll have results soon.
>> Jörn is working hard on it.
> Yes - I don't have a time plan, but the new Software Center will be ready
> before the release of 16.04, I guess at the end of the year we will have a
> preview. The Update Manager is ready for testing, but missing 2 or 3
> features I really want to have and needs to be a bit more fail-safe, as it
> wasn't tested under hard conditions (bad or no internet connections and
> stuff).
>> About App Grid, it needs an Ubuntu One account that sometimes it kicks
>> you out, so it's buggy. Ubuntu MATE is considering adopt it as their own
>> Software Centre and dropping USC which is, in my opinion, a mistake,
>> because the guys in Canonical are also improving USC for the Ubuntu Touch
>> market and the forthcoming Snappy packages.
> I've tested all the alternative software centers in the past, but not even
> one satisfied me. But of course, that is only my personal opinion.
>> So I think we're in the right path. I know you don't see much "dev"
>> activity lately, but believe me when I tell you we're working hard on the
>> next LXQt version of Lubuntu and polishing every single detail to improve
>> your desktop experience.
> Right, I think the new software center could solve some problems we have,
> make Lubuntu much easier for newcomers and it could be a core feature of
> Lubuntu. All the things following now are still in the planning and there
> was no real discussion about it, so this is a great moment for further
> ideas and improvements, please feel free to comment and express your
> thoughts about it, I would really appreciate it.
> The new software center will be in fact a more modern version of our
> traditional LSC, written in Qt and with a more robust backend for
> application data (for more informations, google "Appstream").
> But I imagine a new feature to customize the Lubuntu experience for the
> users needs. Some people want an office computer and they should get it.
> The new software center should be able to "ask" the user what he needs:
> office suite, graphics software, font managing, driver support for printers
> from a specific brand or simmilar. Multimedia users may want a tool to cut
> and convert videos, so they should have a nice collection of tools to
> choose from. I think there are a lot of simmilar use cases. Afaik Ubuntu
> MATE has a feature like this in their welcome screen.
> This would even allow us to ship a minimal (or core) version like Xubuntu
> does, with only a bare desktop and very limited applications or no
> applications at all, without leaving users alone in their application
> choice and initial setup of their machine. Our problem being restricted to
> an iso size of ~700 megabytes wouldn't hurt that much in the future.
> I hope my explanation was clear enough, feel free to ask questions about
> it.
>> Cheers!
>> Rafael Laguna
>> Lubuntu Artwork Team
>> Happy discussions and have a nice week!