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    Software center question

    Got a question about software center. Just today noticed that some applications that are present there cannot be found from terminal and can only be installed via Software center. How can it be so? Is this software not in repos? Where does it come from, then?

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    Re: Software center question

    See this.
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    Re: Software center question

    Ok, I read this, but I still do not understand half of the things I asked about. I'm interested in the process the apps go through getting to software center and avoiding repos.

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    Re: Software center question

    Quote Originally Posted by vadimkolchev View Post
    ... I'm interested in the process the apps go through getting to software center and avoiding repos.
    Well, that I can't answer, just because I'm not completely aware of the process in depth. But you could start trying to find an answer in Ubuntu Manual's Software Management chapter.
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    Re: Software center question

    Ok, I'll try to research it deeper on my own. The only thing I can say is that I will hate it if Ubuntu will go into two separate deb packaging standards, lol:

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    Re: Software center question

    Quote Originally Posted by vadimkolchev View Post
    ..I will hate it if Ubuntu will go into two separate deb packaging standards, lol:
    On that subject, here is some more food for thought.
    Also this: Ubuntu might get a new, simplified packaging format and app installer and this thread I started here in the forums.
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    Re: Software center question

    thanks a lot, interesting

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    Re: Software center question

    Another step too simplify user experience and to hide internals deeper. Don't think it will do too much good. And the system will probably become heavier because of developers packaging all needed libs into their apps, so we will end up with a lot of instances of the same libs on one installation. It's windows way. Is it really necessary? What do you think?

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    Re: Software center question

    Quote Originally Posted by vadimkolchev View Post
    Another step too simplify user experience and to hide internals deeper. Don't think it will do too much good. And the system will probably become heavier because of developers packaging all needed libs into their apps, so we will end up with a lot of instances of the same libs on one installation. It's windows way. Is it really necessary? What do you think?
    If two packages contain the same libs, then the newer packages libs will override the older ones upon installation.
    So you'll only have one lib, not two or fifty.

    Edit: Looking at the way the new package system thought about looks, it could be possible to have multiple instances of libs, and dependencies.
    But this won't affect the existing packaging scheme, as it is right now.
    Only newly built packages.

    And besides, the way programs are built for windows isn't what causes problems on windows.
    It's the way the files are thrown onto the disk that cause problems.
    Fragmentation.
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