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Is there a way to make gnome-software to play a wider selection of software?

asked 2016-01-17 14:10:37 -0500

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updated 2016-01-17 14:12:51 -0500

The number of apps being displayed in gnome-software is very limited in comparison with the number of apps available for Fedora, or the number of apps you can find for example through yumex or yumex-dnf. Somebody wrote about editing gsettings to set appdate to false if I remember correctly. Missing apps in gnome Somebody wrote a link about this, There is also a blog by the Redhat developer Rhughes here Finding Hidden apps in Gnome-Software Here is the command given by somebody in order to make gnome-software show apps that have no appdata gsettings set require-appdata false And to disable just set it from false to true. I tried it in my system but I saw no changes.

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answered 2016-01-17 14:39:32 -0500

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There are a couple of things to know about GNOME Software:

  1. it doesn't include command-line apps (it's a design decision, who want CLI apps can usually work directly with dnf/yum).
  2. An app needs to ship appdata file that includes all information necessary to create its profile (description, screenshots, license,...). Many GUI apps already have it in Fedora, but some still miss it. There is no way around it. If you want some app to appear there, write the file ( ) and persuade its Fedora maintainer and ideally upstream, too, to ship it. The same goes for add-ons:

If you think there is a problem on your side and your GNOME Software doesn't show even apps that have the appdata file. Check this page: It includes all apps that ship an appdata file.

'Finding Hidden Apps' feature is not currently used in Fedora. It's designed for software from other repositories than Fedora's. It needs to be approved by FESCo and Council first and won't be in Fedora earlier than in F24.

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Third-party GUI apps as PostInstallerF :/

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-01-17 20:54:06 -0500 )edit

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