Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

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Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by earthlingkc » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:25 pm

Nice to see Mint 18.3 support Flatpak in Software Manager as Flatpak tends to keep up with latest versions before other repositories. Now LibreOffice can be updated to most recent without having to do manual upgrades, though it does launch more slowly given the nature of separate libraries.

Would like to see Mint Software Manager improve Flatpak features such as...

- Sort by name, most recent in the Flatpak category
- Search just Flatpak repository, not entire repository
- Have a setting to prefer Flatpak package over Ubuntu/Debian repositories

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Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by MintBean » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:53 pm

Good suggestions... also:
-A way to text search flatpaks and only flatpaks.
-Categories for flatpaks. This would need to be supported by the remotes.

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Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by JosephM » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:46 pm

Just a reminder. Making suggestions here is pretty much making them into the void :) If you can give well thought out feature requests, you should do so here: https://github.com/linuxmint/mintinstall/issues

At least someone who can actually consider them will see it.
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Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by Moem » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:40 am

Mod note:
Moved this from Software and Applications to Suggestions and New Ideas.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by MintBean » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:39 am

JosephM wrote:Just a reminder. Making suggestions here is pretty much making them into the void :) If you can give well thought out feature requests, you should do so here: https://github.com/linuxmint/mintinstall/issues

At least someone who can actually consider them will see it.
Thanks Joseph. Personally I think this could do with being clarified. Perhaps the forum could be renamed in a way that better implies it's not an official suggestion portal and a sticky could be added, otherwise this misperception will persist. Ideally people would be funnelled to discuss ideas here and develop/weed out bad ones via community feedback before posting on Github. There's also https://community.linuxmint.com/idea which is yet another portal. Basically this could do with rationalising/clarifying to make it easier for both users and the dev team.

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Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by JosephM » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:16 am

@MintBean I agree. Devs rarely come here. I'm here at times but sometimes go quite a bit of time without visiting. To be frank, I wouldn't bother with the ideas thing on the community site either. Not sure anyone looks at that anymore. I would expect there will be some changes to where people get pointed and how this is handled at some point.
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Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by MintBean » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:57 am

Thanks for your feedback, Joseph. It's good to hear you are thinking along similar lines.

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Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:36 am

If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
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Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by frofrout » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:47 pm

I completely support your suggestions! When I attempted to install LibreOffice as a Flatpak I was surprised that I had to scroll up and down and actually look for it since there was no way to sort in alphabetical order or to search among the flatpaks.

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Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Post by Royi » Sat May 05, 2018 4:22 pm

Totally support this.
We need better searching options in Software Manager.

I'd also take care of the Flatpak update process (Of Flatpak applications).
Now it is done behind the scene with no user interaction.

I would like to see it integrated in Update Manager.

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