Richard Vickery richard.vickeryrv at gmail.com
Thu Nov 7 17:56:33 UTC 2013

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Christian Schaller  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The core principle of the installer is that it operates on an application
>> level and not a package level. The current way it determines if something
>> is an application
>>  is by looking for a .desktop file. So in theory you could put a
>> bitchx.desktop file  into the bitchx package and it would appear in the
>> installer. That said I don't
>> think it is generally a bad idea if command line/terminal applications
>> are installed from the command line, but there is no hard policy blocking
>> such applications from making themselves available in the installer.
> It might be a good idea to rethink this strategy.  I don't have a problem
> with using yum but I am not going to fire up the installer just for gui
> packages and fall back to command line to install command line
> applications.  It is a confusing approach.   Perhaps instead of ignoring
> them entirely, you can just sort the results or having a secondary view
> "Click here for command line applications that match your search results"
> etc can be considered.
> Rahul

A thought as we move into the future: if we continue with the installer,
end users may one day forget about the yum command and all the awesome
packages out there; they may forget about the command line altogether.

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