[arch-general] GNOME Software: Status and integrable?

Karol Babioch karol at babioch.de
Tue Mar 25 20:26:35 EDT 2014


now that GNOME 3.12 has been released and probably will hit the repos in
the next couple of days/weeks, I'm wondering what the current status of
"Software" is [1]? This is an application similar to an app store in the
mobile world.

I couldn't find it in the repos, and I wouldn't expect it to even work
without some patching, because obviously it would have to be integrated
into the packet management system. The only reference I could find in
regards to Arch Linux was a forum thread from last year [2], which
basically ended up in a mess without any real answers.

On the other hand I may have missed it, because GNOME is really good in
using generic terms like "Software" and "Web" to name their
applications, which are not great to search for :'(.

I'm not interested in another flame war about GNOME, when it hits the
repos and things like that. I just want to know whether this particular
application is available/works and if not what the technical hurdles
would be to make it work and whether it is feasible to get it working in
the near term. Arguably users of Arch Linux are expected to know how to
use use the command line (including pacman) and I'm fine with that, but
I wouldn't mind to be able to browse an app store, just for the fun of
it ;).

Best regards,
Karol Babioch

[1]: https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Apps/Software
[2]: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=170223

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