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MX and Debian apps install from the cloud?

#1 Post by asinoro » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:38 am

Is it possible from the Menu to be a link where you can go to search, found and install MX and Debian apps with Gdebi?
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Re: MX and Debian apps install from the cloud?

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:09 am

asinoro wrote:Is it possible from the Menu to be a link where you can go to search, found and install MX and Debian apps with Gdebi?
we have mx-packageinstaller and synaptic, but I feel that is not quite what you are asking.

giving the vast variation in third party sites, if you choose to go that route, you are better off with a standard web browser, download the .deb file, then double click on the deb file in thunar, which will automatically launch gdebi.
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#3 Post by arjaybe » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:30 am

Since all MX and Debian applications are available by the repositories, wouldn't this be redundant?
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#4 Post by asinoro » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:32 am

Thanks, I asked because the future is the cloud and if it was possible the packages to be installed from a certified MX server, MX users would have an extra advanced service.
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Re: MX and Debian apps install from the cloud?

#5 Post by Stevo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:31 pm

asinoro wrote:Thanks, I asked because the future is the cloud and if it was possible the packages to be installed from a certified MX server, MX users would have an extra advanced service.
Not sure what you are trying to get at here. The repositories are "in the cloud" and they are in our MX servers or mirrors thereof. There are some sites like pkgs.org that sort of do that. Is there another distro that has an example of what you are asking for, maybe a "Software Center"?

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#6 Post by asinoro » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:47 am

Stevo wrote:
asinoro wrote:Thanks, I asked because the future is the cloud and if it was possible the packages to be installed from a certified MX server, MX users would have an extra advanced service.
Not sure what you are trying to get at here. The repositories are "in the cloud" and they are in our MX servers or mirrors thereof. There are some sites like pkgs.org that sort of do that. Is there another distro that has an example of what you are asking for, maybe a "Software Center"?
Something like this, where you can install directly the application.
https://software.opensuse.org/search?ut ... eap%3A42.2
This service would have an extra function any Linux visitor could have the possibility to search for applications that are available from MX, and probably would be a reason to choose MX for installation.
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Re: MX and Debian apps install from the cloud?

#7 Post by skidoo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:37 am

asinoro, you might like the option of installing "AppImages" :whispering:
https://github.com/AppImage/AppImageKit/wiki/AppImages


Debian 9 (Stretch) has "gnome-software":
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/gnome-software
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Software
^---- depends: appstream + flatpak + systemd :mad:

Ubuntu has "apt:url" ~~ "shop for software via your web browser and perform one-click warez install" :hitmyhead:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptURL

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Re: MX and Debian apps install from the cloud?

#8 Post by asqwerth » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:42 am

asinoro wrote:
Stevo wrote:
asinoro wrote:Thanks, I asked because the future is the cloud and if it was possible the packages to be installed from a certified MX server, MX users would have an extra advanced service.
Not sure what you are trying to get at here. The repositories are "in the cloud" and they are in our MX servers or mirrors thereof. There are some sites like pkgs.org that sort of do that. Is there another distro that has an example of what you are asking for, maybe a "Software Center"?
Something like this, where you can install directly the application.
https://software.opensuse.org/search?ut ... eap%3A42.2
This service would have an extra function any Linux visitor could have the possibility to search for applications that are available from MX, and probably would be a reason to choose MX for installation.
So in other words, you're asking whether there can be some way where users can install a package from an official website simply by using the browser*? Perhaps like OpenSUSE's one-click install?

https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:One_Click_Install
http://opensuse-guide.org/installpackage.php

It looks to be a big undertaking, though. Does Debian even have such functionality? Note that even for OpenSUSE, the one-click install appears to be mainly used for community-submitted and proprietary packages, rather than the official OpenSUSE repo packages.

Otherwise if you are not referring to One-Click install via browser, then your description just sounds like the user searching for .deb or rpm files (and now, Appimages, flatpak or snap files) from all over the web, including dodgy websites, the way Windows users search for .exe files.

* "cloud" just means an location on the Web, and one could say that all repositories are located somewhere on the Web in any case, just that you connect to them and install packages via a package manager.
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Re: MX and Debian apps install from the cloud?

#9 Post by asinoro » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:06 pm

Not to open new theme I install to test dupeGuru, I found it in Test Repo. It wouldn't be a good idea an online database about MX applications and where to find?
For excample:
search for dupeGuru outcome:
dupeGuru Test Repo
It would be an extra attraction for non MX users and a useful tool for the MX users where to find an application.
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Re: MX and Debian apps install from the cloud?

#10 Post by uncle mark » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:20 pm

* "cloud" just means an location on the Web, and one could say that all repositories are located somewhere on the Web in any case, just that you connect to them and install packages via a package manager.
I hate all the "cloud" nonsense. It's just marketing mumbo jumbo designed to impress those who don't understand how the Internet works and think in magical terms.
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