Ubuntu Software Center: Miscellaneous UI improvements

Registered by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2009-12-01

Besides the major new features for Ubuntu Software Center 2.0 discussed in other blueprints, there are several mid-sized interface design changes large enough to be scheduled as work items. These are:

[?] A two-pane department screen for showing subsections and bundles.
    <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#department>
[mvo] Standalone presentation of an individual repository, e.g. a PPA.
    <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#channels>
[?] Back/Forward navigation in the top-level “Get Software” section.
    <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#get-software-navigation>
[DX team] More understandable software listing rows.
    <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#software-list-view>
[tremolux] Assimilation of apturl.
    <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#apturl>
[?] An outline view for the “Installed Software” section.
    <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#installed>
[?] Implement the "categorized list view screen"
    <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#software-list-view-categorized>

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Ivanka Majic
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Matthew Paul Thomas
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Canonical Foundations Team
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for lucid
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon lucid-alpha-3

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Whiteboard

2009-12-6: I don't feel I'm the correct person to approve UI changes for software-center. Changing approver to Canonical's Design team manager, Ivanka Majic. [robbie.w]

Work items:
[mvo] A two-pane department screen for showing subsections: DONE
Implement bundles: POSTPONED
[gary-lasker] Standalone presentation of an individual repository, e.g. a PPA: DONE
[mmcg069] More understandable software listing rows: DONE
Assimilation of apturl: POSTPONED
Implement the "categorized list view screen": POSTPONED
An outline view for the "Installed Software" section: POSTPONED

Work items for ubuntu-10.04-beta-1:
[gary-lasker] Back/Forward navigation in the top-level "Get Software" section (bug 423754, see searchentry.py for a example of undo/redo history): DONE

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