Friday, August 28, 2009

Ubuntu working on App store for Ubuntu 9.10 and beyond

Phoronix has recently published an article concerning Canonical's implementation of an Ubuntu Software Store that they are working on to simplify the package management process for Ubuntu users. It is still in its early stages, but the goal of the project appears to be to unify the package management process using tools like Synaptic, the Ubuntu Update Manager, Gdebi package manager, and Computer Janitor.

A wiki page (from which these images originate) is available to discuss the Software store (formerly codenamed AppCenter). It looks like they are trying to get this unified and functioning reliably in time for Ubuntu 10.04LTS. I wish Canonical the best as they work to make Ubuntu easier and more friendly to use.