Heater wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:08 am
I didn't get the "artistically decorated" part.
Most of the "not out of the box" software I install on a Pi cannot be seen: nginx, MySql, CockroachDB, NATS, MQTT, the Rust language, Tensorflow, node.js, etc, etc.
In fact none of my Pi even have a screen to see anything on!
I certainly don't evaluate software by artistic decoration.
Just because you don't for what you do because you're been doing it since the middle of the last century, does not mean people in this century do not want screen shots or even videos.
It's a media world now, many of the people on here are not the people who would use it and probably don't use Android, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon store to find things.
Heck they may use YouTube with odd music that takes 5minutes to tell you what 10lines of text could do, but that's what they like and know. They even watch people open boxes for some reason.
This is not for you, this will be for others, teens, young adults or even older ones like me. I know my kids will use it and their friends too.
In fact I would use it. I prefer to see what the programs do, a few examples of the screens to get a quick feel for it.
Remember this is desktop based, so will have the likes of browsers, media player, art software, etc.
Apt/aptitude is pants for actually finding anything you like unless you know it already and the web is pretty much similar when it comes to finding thing that work on the Pi.
I'm still for the give it ago.
Way back when, like I said before, the fist thing my kids did was hit the menu and use the old store. They expect it and were disappointed it had gone. They never install other software unless I had searched and found it.
It is currently a desktop computer with only some recommend software in a not very descriptive or visual list if you want to add more. You basically have to know you want to install it before you go look where to get it.
If you don't get it, don't like the idea, then tick or don't tick the not for me. You already have your style of 'store'. Make a quick not for me, but no point arguing about pictures or visuals. The RPF seems very much about visuals and style, making stuff look pretty and usable.
You can comment of course but really, why stop someone giving it a go.
Heater, you are pretty much arguing the fine points about something you don't want. Why bother, it's not for you. But ask your grandchild(ren?) if they would like it. What would they want from one.
PINN was made but hey why do we need that, we could already use the web to search for OSs we had no idea where there or we wanted to have a look at.
(Actually add that list to this Store too would be a grand idea.)
Morning all, halfway through a very strong and bitter coffee I left to brew for way to long.