At his blog, Richard Hughes outlines his designs for a plugin-capable software installer for GNOME. "Of course, packages are so 2012. It’s 2013, and people want to play with redistributable things like listaller and glick2 static blobs. People want to play with updating an OS image like ostree and that’s all awesome. Packages are pretty useful in some situations, but we don’t want to limit ourselves to being just another package installer." The gnome-software tool Hughes is prototyping is currently alpha-quality, but is available in the GNOME git repository.
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