A software center for Fedora

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Dec 2 21:33:49 UTC 2011

Giovanni Campagna wrote:
> Seeing enough positive feedback on this (and seeing that after all, it
> works pretty well on my machine), I started an official Fedora 17
> feature. You can find it at
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/SoftwareCenter
> Comments of course welcome, before I move this on to be ready for
> wrangler.


This feature needs to be modified to clarify the KDE situation:
* Ubuntu's GNOME-based Software Center is not suitable for the KDE spin.
* Kubuntu's apt-based Muon Software Center is not suitable for Fedora.
* Apper, which we currently ship, supports software center functionality 
just fine, if it is provided at the distribution level.
So in the KDE spin, we'd stick with Apper, we'd just have application 
installation functionality (finally) enabled in Apper.

The feature as currently worded, wanting to replace Apper and to change 
wordings in the K Menu, is a no go. If you really want to propose replacing 
Apper, you have to bring this up in a KDE SIG meeting, but I'm fairly sure 
it will be shot down. (I definitely DON'T want to replace Apper with a GNOME 

Likewise, replacing gnome-packagekit must be brought up with the GNOME and 
PackageKit maintainers.

        Kevin Kofler

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