Le Thursday 28 July 2011 à 17:29 +0200, Stefano a écrit :
> i can say that on my 64 bit system lubuntu software center uses 50 MB
> RAM less than ubuntu software center (30 mb). the script will be less
> weight than 1 MB, it depends only on gtk and apt.
> anyway i think that lubuntu software center should be a kind of more
> user-friendly synaptic, and not a totally light-rewritten on ubuntu
> software center. 

The initial plan was to rewrite the front-end of Software-center, to
make it simpler and lighter than the current one. Rewrite an entire
application is IMO too much of work, and you loose all the "invisible"
work done by USC.

If you want to work on a separate program, why not, but it needs, at
least, to be better than Synaptic, and have real advantages vs USC. You
need to think about depends, memory usage, but also UI. There is no
sense to do a software-center if the UI is worst than Synaptic. Also,
package manager need to be very stable and well tested, it's an
important piece of the system.

Currently, your program is not ready to replace the 2 previous examples.
If you want to continue, be aware that it will be more complex than you
think to build it from scratch.

Julien Lavergne

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