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#1 Jeff

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:29 PM

As many of you may know, the goal of the App Center is to provide a concise selection of high quality Linux applications for common tasks.

With 3.0.0 this summer, I'd like to start examining what applications we list on our App Center since this hasn't been done in awhile. Are there things listed there now that are no longer relevant/maintained? Has a new piece of awesome software popped up that we should be listing that we aren't?

Remember - the App Center is NOT supposed to be an exhaustive list of software like the Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic provide. Ideally I would like 3+ options for each type of software we provide install links for with a cap of five or so.

Thoughts?

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#2 DennisD

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:29 PM

Thoughts?

~Jeff


Just my two cents...

1. Get rid of Shutter, I could never get it to play nice with the Enlightenment Desktop. And I think that might be the going consensus, but could be wrong.

2. Add Kazaam. It is a fantastic Screen casting tool.

3. Add, if possible, this speech recognition software (prepackaged of course.)
Video: http://video.linux.c...y-james-mcclain
github: https://github.com/JamezQ/Palaver

What do you think Jeff?

#3 Niko Z.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:25 PM

I've been using Opera as the main browser for two years but Linux version has been long in the tooth lately, with no new edition in sight. Perhaps offering Chrome or showcasing some light-weight browser might be preferable.

I'd also like to see Teamviewer in the App center. I've tried to install it from their website and it doesn't quite work with Bodhi yet.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:45 PM

I agree on the speech recognition software. It is a pretty useful program.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:50 PM

I'd also like to see Teamviewer in the App center. I've tried to install it from their website and it doesn't quite work with Bodhi yet.


Teamviewer is actually there already -> http://appcenter.bod...Desc/Teamviewer

I believe the version in the repos needs a bump though. I installed the latest from their website the other day and it works fine with Bodhi.

#6 Niko Z.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

Okay, it was under System Tools!

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I suppose I should've used the search function. My bad.

I installed from their website too, it installed fine, but then the second day I got an error message about teamviewer--daemon not running.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:40 PM

Joris (our web master) is actually working on a revamped website for the 3.0.0 release - this will included a sorely needed updated App Center that should make things easier to find and look much nicer.

~Jeff

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:49 PM

Given Mozilla's new Adverts, should we think about removing it from the App Center?

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:22 PM

Given Mozilla's new Adverts, should we think about removing it from the App Center?


To stick with the rule of three maybe replace it with another browser...but it should have apturl support. Something like IceWeasel perhaps. I know it is based on Firefox so apturl support should be there. Since it is a fork of firefox it probably is not including the ad structure.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:53 PM

Well, we already have 4 right?

Opera, Chromium, Midori and Firefox. Also, it's not like removing from the App Center will preclude it's installation, it just takes away the 'Bodhi Recomends' implication.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

Well, we already have 4 right?

Opera, Chromium, Midori and Firefox. Also, it's not like removing from the App Center will preclude it's installation, it just takes away the 'Bodhi Recomends' implication.


Three currently in the APPCenter. Midori comes standard in the install. I agree...removing firefox (if chosen to do so) would remove the implication of a recommendation, but it would also take the browser section down to two recommendations.

That's why I suggested, replacing it with another browser with apturl support...Such as IceWeasel or any other one. So the APPCenter would still "recommend" three.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:13 PM

Given Mozilla's new Adverts, should we think about removing it from the App Center?


What is this about? Links?

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#13 DennisD

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

What is this about? Links?

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Mozilla announced that the tiled portion of the browser would not only display frequently visited sites, but also display paid ads. See here: http://www.reuters.c...EA1B1OW20140212

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:35 PM

I don't think this change is wroth dropping firefox over.

It isn't really any worse than Google or any of the other search engines displaying adverts when you hit search.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:41 PM

I have no real case to argue either way. I just wanted to throw it out there for review.

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#16 DennisD

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:42 PM

I don't think this change is wroth dropping firefox over.

It isn't really any worse than Google or any of the other search engines displaying adverts when you hit search.

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True...I never noticed because I use ad block on the browser and duckduckgo as a primary search engine.

#17 Niko Z.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:49 AM

Joris (our web master) is actually working on a revamped website for the 3.0.0 release - this will included a sorely needed updated App Center that should make things easier to find and look much nicer.

~Jeff


I really like the clean design of Bodhi web site. I think the home page is very elegant.
While AppCenter might use a re-design I hope that the whole web site doesn't get changed TOO much.
Just my 2cents...

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:29 AM

The website will be seeing a full redesign. It is being rebuilt by the same person who created the existing one though - so minimalism is still a design goal.

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#19 DennisD

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:18 PM

The website will be seeing a full redesign. It is being rebuilt by the same person who created the existing one though - so minimalism is still a design goal.

~Jeff


If the APPCenter page is undergoing a redesign as well, how about breaking the Communication section out into three seperate parts: IRC, IM, and VOIP?

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:43 PM

Sorry that I am so random and make these posts as they occur to me. Nevertheless, what about the addition of Docky?
http://wiki.go-docky..._the_Docky_wiki

I do not see any docking applications in the APPCenter. I am guessing due the the existance of shelves, but Docky has a certian je nais se quoi. There is also Cario-Dock: http://www.glx-dock.org/

Which would even out the set to two. Just a thought...

(more to come, I'm sure)




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