phasing out of Synaptic?
smd.seandavis at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 11:10:28 UTC 2014
We are indeed shipping Ubuntu Software Center instead of Synaptic in
Xubuntu. We haven't had Synaptic in quite some time. I've heard
reports that software center is a pain to use, but the search works
pretty well for most things.
Using the Software Center does not require a Launchpad account, but
signing in gives you the ability to sync packages across multiple
computers and purchase some non-free software (several games, legal
It might not be the best for power users, but thankfully searching for
"Synaptic" provides Synaptic and Muon, so users can still find and use
what they want.
On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 6:00 AM, Paul Sutton <zleap at zleap.net> wrote:
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> On 04/11/14 10:52, Liviu Andronic wrote:
>> Dear all, I've noticed that Ubuntu was no longer installing
>> Synaptic by default, and instead was shipping the shiny Software
>> Center. Is this true of Xubuntu, too? Does it also phase out
>> Synaptic in latest releases?
>> I'm asking since each and every time I tried to use the Software
>> Center, I found it positively unusable and reverted to install
>> Synaptic and move on from there. (Last time I was even under the
>> impression that you couldn't install anything in Software Center
>> without a Launchpad account, which is unacceptable in an
>> open-source distro.) I think defaulting to the Software Center in
>> Xubuntu would be a terrible design decision...
>> Regards, Liviu
> I hope not as I am like you find software centre is too big, I just
> want to install software, so when not using apt would choose
> synaptic. It looks nice, but power users don't need shiny they need
> something to just work.
> However software centre with all its shininess does fit in with
> Ubuntu, but as long as synaptic is installable I can't see a problem.
> if this IS the case you can always switch to ToriOS (www.torios.org)
> which uses synaptic.
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