Application Center: the Ubuntu app store now has a name

Ubuntu App Center

The Ubuntu 23.10 application store is one of the components of the next version of the Canonical system that is attracting my attention the most. just two weeks ago I discovered that what was available since some update, well, was not at all what it should be. To begin with, it was a 100% “snap store”, and to continue, it was not in Spanish. Even more, it was known that they were looking for a new name, and it seems that they have found it: App Center.

This Application Center is one based on store which in turn is based on Flutter. The original version looked very good from the beginning, being lighter and easier to use. But the Ubuntu developer team wanted something of their own, and they are working on it. The name in English is "App Center", very similar to the AppCenter of elementary OS, with the only difference that the words are separated.

Application Center still waiting for support for DEB packages

In the 28 days left until the release of the stable version there can be many changes, starting with the name. If I personally don't see it very likely it's because in the thread in which it was being discussed All this, there have been no messages for more than two weeks, and the last one was precisely mentioning this name (although misspelled).

What they have promised is that the support for installing packages from official or DEB repositories will arrive. Not doing so would be a total waste and would greatly reduce the range of available software. What will not arrive, and initially never, is support for Flatpak packages. GNOME Software does allow the installation of plugins to manage Flathub software, but this is the devil for Canonical and it does not plan to facilitate its use.

In the next episode of this series we hope to report two things: the first, of course, that support for DEB has already arrived. And the second, less important, is to confirm that Application Center is the name of the old «Ubuntu Software» that will arrive on 23.10.

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