Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lubuntu Software Center

Lubuntu right now lacks a Software Center, as his big brother Ubuntu, so Stephen Smally is developing a great app for this. Lubuntu Software Center. You can install and test it executing this on a terminal (the whole line):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-desktop/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lubuntu-software-center

Remember its pre-alpha stage. But I highly recommend using it and, please, report any bug you can find. The developers always thank that kind of actions.


  1. This is a light version of the Ubuntu software center?
    Optimized for Lubuntu?
    It would replace synaptic?

  2. Yes :) It's in a very alpha stage, but it works. In the future this will replace Synaptic, because of this one is not very user-friendly. Ubuntu 11.10 has removed Synaptic too. It's "optimized" for Lubuntu because it's designed specially for Lubuntu, but any Ubuntu user can install it.

  3. It is not a Ubuntu Software Center
    optimized for Lubuntu, because Stephen didn't used the USC code. He build this almost from scratch. But obviously the idea was based on USC.