Drop Ubuntu Software Centre and Adopt GNOME Software

Tim darkxst at fastmail.fm
Wed Aug 12 06:16:21 UTC 2015

On 12/08/15 07:56, Robert Ancell wrote:
> For us to use GNOME Software we probably want to update to the latest version [1]. That's currently blocked because it needs PackageKit 1.0
> [2]. And that's blocked until we get a Click update. If anyone knows more migration issues please add information to those bugs. I suspect we
> might also need some work in aptdaemon - please comment if you know.
gnome-software only works with packagekit aptcc backend and not aptdaemon, which are obviously not co-installable. All of the upstream/debian
work on appstream metadata has been focused on aptcc. Not sure what would be involved in teaching aptdaemon about appstream metadata, but maybe
at some point it would be better looking into switching over to aptcc which I believe is used by default in debian these days, and certainly
packagekit seems to be the standard for transactional package systems across all distro's except ubuntu these days.
> --Robert
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1470656
> [2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1470655
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1:40 AM Sebastien Bacher <seb128 at ubuntu.com <mailto:seb128 at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
>     Le 30/07/2015 19:13, Amr Ibrahim a écrit :
>     > I suggest putting a roadmap for this to see if it's possible or not.
>     Hey Amr,
>     Having a roadmap and people interested in working on the transition
>     seems like a good first step!
>     Before suggesting a replacement the alternative should be proved to be
>     good enough, which means identifying the gaps and working on resolving
>     those.
>     If you/others start working on that please share the wiki document on
>     the list so others can look at it and maybe help/contribute
>     Cheers,
>     Sebastien Bacher
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