Software installation on modern Ubuntu

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Sun Aug 27 07:11:36 UTC 2017

On Sun, 27 Aug 2017 08:47:13 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>it might be, that by design it only shows apps with a GUI :p.

My apologies, this bug seems to be about another software installer GUI.
It seems to be an Ubuntu policy to migrate from one borked GUI to
another, instead of fixing any reported bugs of GUIs, such as the
popular synaptic. If you take a look at the apt man page, at
development of snappy etc. you see which way the wind is blowing.
User-friendliness by restriction and bad design. If a snappy like
approach one day should be used by Ubuntu, then most likely they will
drop snappy in favour of one of the other similar solutions, as
upstart was dropped in favour of systemd and Unity was dropped in
favour of GNOME, but most likely they will stay with apt, since
seemingly Ubuntu's focus went back from phones and tablets to laptops
and PCs.

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