Fedora Depot/Mart? (Re: Why is there no Fedora Project Store?)

Tareq Al Jurf taljurf at fedoraproject.org
Sat Apr 2 17:41:27 UTC 2011

Well, in my point of view, I agree to some extent.
The name Add/Remove Software doesn't look tempting to get new software, but
on the other hand we don't want to "pollute" Linux ot Fedora with words such
as Store or Mart, we are always talking about "free"!.

I think that a plausible solution might be something as for example
something neutral like "AppSpace" to make it more tempting (Just an
We could also think about some enhancements such as reviews, ratings, top
lists and such things that would make things easier and more beautiful.
TBH, i believe the whole interface should be studied again.
In addition, We also should improve searching techniques to make finding
programs easier.

All of that might be done, but we should also not exceed the limits to make
it exclusively for absolute beginners.

On 2 April 2011 19:35, Harish Pillay <hpillay at redhat.com> wrote:

> * on the Sat, Apr 02, 2011 at 06:16:02PM +0200, Fabian A. Scherschel was
> commenting:
> > On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Harish Pillay <hpillay at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > You are missing the point.  it is NOT about *selling* anything per se.
> > > It is riding on an awareness that "this is how you add/remove apps"
> > > in a form that clicks with what has been done elsewhere.
> >
> > So your idea is basically to mislabel our package manager because app
> stores
> > are currently "cool"? You are aware of the fact that Apple & Co. only
> love
> > this concept and push it because their stores include DRM and they make
> > shitloads of cash, not because it is inherently a better name or easier
> to
> > use or recognise, right?
> It is not trying to be cool or to mislabel anything. It is to clarify
> and encourage self-discovery for users who would otherwise be saying
> that "oh, this is Linux. it is difficult."
> I'm game to alias PackageKit to be something more obvious to the growing
> group of users who have understood what a app store is.
> You are reading more into the whole idea by pulling in DRM and payment
> issues.  When users use a Fedora Mart and realize that all of the stuff
> available is DRM-free and zero cost, I am sure they will appreciate
> Fedora for what it really is.
> The idea and suggestion is simple and clear. Please tell me what is
> still unclear.
> Harish
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Tareq Al Jurf
Fedora Ambassador
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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