Ramblings and questions regarding Fedora, but stemming from gnome-software and desktop environments
mcatanzaro at gnome.org
Sun Dec 28 17:46:09 UTC 2014
>>> * p7zip, being a command-line tool, is something "normal users"
>>> should never need. If Archive Manager needs it as a plugin, it can
>>> install it with PackageKit if it's not detected, or it should be a
>>> dependency in the RPM if Archive Manager doesn't support that.
>>> Hunting down a magic package name to install is not an acceptable
>>> user experience, and not something we should encourage or optimize
>>> for. Alternatively, it could include an appdata file so that it's
>>> listed as an Archive Manager plugin in GNOME Software, but I think
>>> that would be non-ideal in this case, since users should never have
>>> to worry about having the right packages installed to unzip an
>> So this means that a default Workstation installation should have a
>> large number of non-graphical programs installed by default, or that
>> the various applications will be compiled with every possible
>> dependency, e.g. Archive Manager will pull in every possible
>> compression/decompression back end?
One more note here: if you try to run a command line program that isn't
installed, PackageKit will search for it in all enabled repos, offer to
install it for you if found, and then run the command. It's really a
nice user experience, and it's what I use to install executables that I
don't have. This only helps for executables, of course, and it doesn't
help users who first attempt to find the package some other way.
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