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#1 aeonius

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 05:50 PM

We're happy to announce the Appcenter is back!


It's kinda empty now, but please be patient. We will add more to it over the following weeks. You can find the Appcenter at appcenter.bodhilinux.com or www.bodhilinux.com/a/. You can read a little more about it on our blog.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions here.



A big thank you to everyone who contributes to Bodhi Linux


#2 Jeff

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 06:09 PM

Awesome aeonius! Fresh app center means we have to reload everything that is listed there. This seems like a great time to re-evaluate what applications we feature on the app center page.

What all categories should we offer and which apps should be contained in them? Remember the goal of the app center is not to be an exhaustive list (install the Ubuntu software center if you want to see everything in the repo). The goal of the app center is to provide concise choices of quality/full featured FOSS software.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:09 PM

I know it's last on the list of priorities, but don't forget games and fun things that aren't absolutely necessary. People always want them.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:03 PM

My favorit applications:

NAME			Category		Short description

Thunderbird		Internet		Mailclient
Chromium-browser 	Internet		Webbrowser
Flashplugin-installer	Internet		Flash
libdvdcss2 		Sound and Video		Enables DVD-playback
Non-free-codecs		Sound and Video	
Brasero			Sound and Video		CD-burner
Vlc			Sound and Video		1-stop-audio/video-player
Bodhi-printing 		Office			Enables installing a bunch of printers
Evince 			Office			Lightweight pdf viewer
Parcellite		Office? General? 	Clipboard manager
Mirage			Graphics		Picture viewer with a little extra like cropping and resizing
Conky-all 		Desktop extra's


#5 Jeff

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:13 PM

Deepspeed we will 100% have a games section again. Steam and a few good open source ones.

Good list Charles. I'm likely going to list "glipper" over parcellite as I've found it works better with libappindicator.

Keep the suggestions coming.

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#6 Sitting Fox

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:01 PM

I'm gonna go ahead and just grab the one games discussion had before, which talked about different games and differentiating between those that work on higher and lower powered systems: http://forums.bodhil...games-packages/

Probably don't need to mention Firefox or PlayOnLinux, but just in case. Gimp and Inkscape are some definite graphics programs. I use Krita in particular for my drawing tablet though.

Maybe throw in bluez for bluetooth.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 11:12 PM

Steam

#8 Mik3e

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 03:06 AM

What all categories should we offer and which apps should be contained in them?


I concur that the list of apps should not be exhaustive, but neither should it be thin. Useful to me would be a 'preferred' list and a 'you might also want to consider this stuff that we know works' list.

Apps I like and don't often see on lists are: Diodon - clipboard manager (I had to tweak /etc/xdg/autostart/diodon.desktop to get it to work in Mint), Quod Libet - music player, Radio Tray - radio player (I have a problem on one station, I'll get back to you on that), XPad - sticky notes, Osmo - PIM.

Things are looking fine, keep up the good work.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:17 AM

To all those who say they love VLC, I'm going to make you angry because I prefer mplayer-2 with the SMPlayer front-end for playing video files & DVDs. I find it more efficient when rendering ssa/ass subs that are on my anime downloads. Which if I'm not mistaken SMPlayer was in the appcenter before.

I would also recommend that OpenOffice gets added to the list (which wasn't in the previous appcenter). I prefer its GUI when compared to LibreOffice's GUI. It will at the very least give people an option to try other than LibreOffice in the Office-Suite section. Also a big reason why I think it should be added is that it's not found in the default apt-get repos, so having it in the appcenter may be a big help for those new users that don't know how add repos or install .deb files.

And not to be a brown-noser or anything I have to say that I've highly enjoyed Jeff's qAndora radio app for Pandora users. It forgoes ads, allows for unlimited next-track skips, and even has optional filters. Also it wouldn't hurt to have some apps made by one of the founders of Bodhi in the appcenter either.

#10 Sitting Fox

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:49 AM

To all those who say they love VLC, I'm going to make you angry because I prefer mplayer-2 with the SMPlayer front-end


Oh noez. :lol:



Anyway, seeing Steam's extra mention reminded me of Desura. I've not tried it yet, but I've seen it listed as a Steam alternative.

#11 JollyRoger

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:42 AM

To add to the packages listed so far:

PCManFM - File Manager
Imagination - Slide Show Maker
Pinta - Photo and Drawing
Dropbox - Cloud Storage
aRandR - Front-end to xrandr
Calibre - eBook Manager
Gparted - Partition Editor
Bleachbit - System Cleaner

#12 Deepspeed

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:53 AM

Some random apps that might be worth a mention...

file-roller
deja-dup
catfish
pcmanfm
thunar
gedit
lxterminal
xfburn
gparted
unetbootin
synaptic
codeblocks
bodhi-games-light package
geeqie
ephoto
imagemagick
transmission
skype
zenmap
bodhi-deadbeef
bodhi-openshot
bodhi-vlc
bodhi-smplayer
libreoffice
lightoffice
htop
testdisk
weechat
mc
bodhi-printing
mirage
gogglesmm
evince
epdfview
sshfs
openssh-server
gimp
git

#13 bob rashkin

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:45 AM

Pretty obvious, but don't forget: CUPS.
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#14 dads-tp-w520

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:25 PM

for starters, of those that want to dev things
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Elm-theme-viewer
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#15 Deepspeed

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

Pretty obvious, but don't forget: CUPS.

How about bodhi-printing instead? ;)

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:39 PM

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I would also recommend that OpenOffice gets added to the list (which wasn't in the previous appcenter). I prefer its GUI when compared to LibreOffice's GUI. It will at the very least give people an option to try other than LibreOffice in the Office-Suite section. Also a big reason why I think it should be added is that it's not found in the default apt-get repos, so having it in the appcenter may be a big help for those new users that don't know how add repos or install .deb files.
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I second that, preferring it over LO.

Enjoy,
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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:40 PM

OpenOffice on the AppCenter -> http://www.bodhilinu...he-open-office/

I've also upgraded LibreOffice in the repos to 4.3.5

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:22 AM

The apt: urls are still missing the automatic refresh line.
I guess it works fine if you have the update module running in the background but for those who unload it...
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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:29 AM

The apt: urls are still missing the automatic refresh line.
I guess it works fine if you have the update module running in the background but for those who unload it...


I spent this evening making the installer smarter so hopefully we do not need refreshes everywhere. Do you think this message is enough?

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#20 Elw3

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:33 AM

Smart solved.
Probably a bit too much. I mean ppl dont like seeing error messages, so it has to look like a common notice.
Also in case the package really does not exist they probably will hit the refresh button until major rant.

I suggest that the dialog checks when the last refresh was and then shows a notice when its outdated or switches to error when its still not found with a fresh package list.
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