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lmuserx4849
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Software Manager Suggestion

Post by lmuserx4849 » Fri May 25, 2018 11:03 am

A user selects the Software Manager and clicks the "Flatpak" button:

1. It is not clear that the Search is global and does not apply just to flatpaks. It would be helpful if the Search Hamburger Menu had an option to only search flatpaks or debs.

2 - If a package is selected, there is nothing that informs the user that the package is a flatpak or deb. Transparency is needed to inform the user if an installation is a flatpak or deb.

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Re: Software Manager Suggestion

Post by BenTrabetere » Fri May 25, 2018 11:47 am

lmuserx4849 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 11:03 am
2 - If a package is selected, there is nothing that informs the user that the package is a flatpak or deb. Transparency is needed to inform the user if an installation is a flatpak or deb.
When I perform a Software Manager search and the results contain both the traditional package and a flatpak, the flatpak almost always has (flathub) in the title. Telegram Desktop is one of the few exceptions I have found.

The details section of the package description also identifies the flatpak versions.

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Re: Software Manager Suggestion

Post by Marziano » Fri May 25, 2018 1:08 pm

Would be nice to inform users about the download size and the installed size on disk. As it is now, this information is missing when it comes to Flatpak apps in Software Manager.
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Re: Software Manager Suggestion

Post by BenTrabetere » Fri May 25, 2018 2:19 pm

Marziano wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 1:08 pm
Would be nice to inform users about the download size and the installed size on disk.
It would also be nice to know the version of the package, who is maintaining the flatpak, and whether it requires outside dependencies.

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Re: Software Manager Suggestion

Post by Marziano » Fri May 25, 2018 3:17 pm

BenTrabetere wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Marziano wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 1:08 pm
Would be nice to inform users about the download size and the installed size on disk.
It would also be nice to know the version of the package, who is maintaining the flatpak, and whether it requires outside dependencies.
Right, more or less like the kind of information one gets for packages in Synaptic.
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