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Re: [Lubuntu-admins] AppGrid for Lubuntu?


Den 2015-09-28 kl. 14:55, skrev Jörn Schönyan:
> 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!

Good luck Jörn and Rafael :-)

I'm looking forward to your new and improved tool.

By the way, there is already Lubuntu Core ;-)

Best regards