A GUI "app shop" for Manjaro


#61

Another approach would be an entry on the Manjaro homepage such as “Applications”, similar to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/List_of_applications , but more in the style of http://www.bodhilinux.com/a/ .


#62

Maybe take that a step further and include it in the welcome app.


#63

I completely disagree with that, but let’s not go into details, it’s too much off topic.

I’m not against an App Store as I said. Yesterday I actually had a look at Kubuntu’s Discover which is pretty neat. I’m still not seeing the (long-term) advantage that an App Store would present for newbies, but yeah, that’s probably just me :slight_smile:

However I stay with my opinion that there are currently more important things to do, like continually improving the available installers (Calamares, manjaro-architect). The devs are doing a great job with that!

Absolutely. It’s great that we can all have a civilised discussion with diverging opinions without attacking anybody personally. One more reason to like this place.


#64

It looks like Discover is doing us the flavor to improve significantly in the very near future:

Discover: Open desktop ratings

:slight_smile: Maybe I overcome my reservation any time soon. Time to Discover!


#65

One of the problems with Discover and GNOME’s thingee, is that you may be duplicating software update notification handlers of Octopi or Pamac.

And packagekit, a depends of both Discover & GNOME Software, is started in Systemd and requires no further user intervention since it has admin rights. That means it is (philosophically) in charge of your machine.


#66

A post was split to a new topic: How to find information about apps?


#67

Don’t necro please. :slight_smile:
Topic is not relevant anymore, since Pamac has appstream support now.


#68