This is a tracking bug for Change: Application Installer Continued
For more details, see: https://fedoraproject.org//wiki/Changes/AppInstallerContinued
Fully integrate the new application installer with Fedora, and complete its feature set
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Hi Richard and Kalev,
I wrote a beat about this change for Fedora 21 Release Notes. Please review the text at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Documentation_Desktop_Beat (the "GNOME Software" section), and tell me if it is correct and complete, or if you want to change or add anything.
Thanks for helping with the documentation, much appreciated! Looks like a great start, but I would change a few things:
1) "Documentation Desktop Beat" -- shouldn't it be now called Workstation?
2) "The GNOME Software application installer (the gnome-software package)" -- could maybe say something like "The Fedora Workstation application installer (gnome-software)" ?
3) I wouldn't go into mentioning technical details like the hawkey library, "The hawkey library is now used to query and resolve package dependencies.", but instead say that it now starts up much faster and provides a more responsive interface due to the switch from the yum backend to the one provided by the dnf project
4) I'd mention better integration with the desktop shell -- updates offered in the shutdown dialog, GNOME Shell search provider that returns results for apps that aren't installed, ability to right-click on apps in the shell overview and select "Show Details"
5) And last but not least -- a LOT MORE APPS now ship screenshots and high quality metadata
Thank you for the quick reply, Kalev.
1) That's really just a category name. We'd prefer to keep GNOME-related content here, because while Workstation is the only product that ships a GUI by default, if I understand it correctly there will still be spins, and we don't want to imply that you can only get Software (or GNOME in general) if you install Workstation. However, we have a separate category for Workstation-specific content, so I think we can add a link there, pointing to this text in the Desktop section.
2) That's related to the above. Since spins will continue to exist, we'd prefer to call this "GNOME Software" instead of tying the name to Fedora Workstation.
3), 4) and 5) have been addressed.