Linux and application installing

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Tue Sep 7 11:57:44 UTC 2010

 On 09/07/2010 05:16 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
> Linux has traditionally shown the user packages to update and install,
> which is great for administrators, but sucks hard for end users. How
> many times have you been prompted with an update list that asks you to
> decide whether to update something you have no idea about[1]?
> Mo illustrated[2] a few days ago about how confusing the updater is
> and I agree with her; and it's mostly my fault. Lists of unlocalized
> generic packages are so 1990's, and compared with the Ubuntu Software
> Center or the Android App-store we look like amateurs.

Thoughts on making the software center less distro specific?  Couldn't
the UI be grafted on top of the PK api?


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