Ubuntu Software Center

Registered by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2005-10-25

The Ubuntu Software Center is a graphical utility for package management in Ubuntu. In version 1, it will build on the basic philosophy of Add/Remove Applications and make it even easier to use. In later versions, it will grow to replace Synaptic, gdebi, some parts of the Computer Janitor, and possibly Update Manager; and in version 3, it will offer commercial software. Having a single interface will make handling software easier, socially improve security, hopefully free space on the CD, and provide a prominent showcase for Ubuntu and partner software. The Center is implemented using Python, GTK, and Aptdaemon, and may use PackageKit for some components.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Robbie Williamson
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Matthew Paul Thomas
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Michael Vogt
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
Accepted for karmic
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-9.10-beta
Started by
Michael Vogt on 2009-08-27
Completed by
Michael Vogt on 2009-10-26

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BUGabundo: this BP is from 2005, but is it related to https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-karmic-app-center/ ?
 mpt: Yes, that was a duplicate.
mvo:the package software-store is in the archive (but not in main yet)
robbie.w: the package is in main and part of the default install. Plan is to get some testing and remove Add/Remove in Beta

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