Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Nov 7 23:51:31 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-11-07 at 13:09 -0500, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Florian Müllner <fmuellner at gnome.org>
> wrote:
>         I guess the main obstacle here is that there isn't really a
>         good
>         criterion which is as clear-cut as "installs a (non-NoDisplay)
>         .desktop file" => "this is a user-visible gui application" for
>         gui
>         applications - mutt certainly is a user application, sshd
>         clearly is
>         not, zsh ... maybe?
> Why do you want to differentiate between Mutt and sshd?  If a user
> wants to install a specific piece of software, they search for it
> within a gui and if it matches, they install it and move on.  If you
> really need some way to differentiate, you can have some form of
> tagging via fedora tagger or appdata which you can include in more
> than just gui packages.  
> When I want some software,  say Epiphany and Mutt, if I can only use
> the installer for the Epiphany but I have to use yum for Mutt, I
> rather just use yum for both where I don't have to switch between two
> different ways of getting it.   I don't mind the focus on gui
> applications but leaving out command line tools altogether forces me
> to think about whether say htop would be considered a application by
> the installer or not which is not the level I want to differentiate at
> all.  When I search for something within the installer and it returns
> nothing, is it because there is genuinely nothing that matches what I
> want within the repositories or is the installer just excluding it
> based on implementation level details like desktop files and appdata?
> How would I know?  It is just too complex. 

Honestly, I don't think Software is really aimed at your use case, and
you may as well just keep using yum. It's meant to be a cool way to find
neat software, not a comprehensive package catalog.
Adam Williamson
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