As I want to distribute my current project Douane, I’m looking for possible Linux app stores.
Ubuntu has the well known Ubuntu Software Center but the GNOME team is working on a GNOME app store which is named Software. (By the way, I like the simplicity of the application names: Music, Documents, Maps, …)
In order to compile Software, you need to download a tar ball from https://download.gnome.org/sources/gnome-software/.
I have done the compilation of the 3.12 version as it is the last version as of today.
Of course you need some dependencies. I’m providing you an
apt-get command line with all the required packages that was missing on my machine:
1 sudo apt-get install gnome-common libpackagekit-glib2-dev libsoup2.4-dev gsettings-desktop-schemas-dev libgnome-desktop-3-dev docbook-xsl
Compilation & installation
Last step is the compilation and installation. In the extracted archive folder:
1 2 3 ./autogen.sh make sudo make install
Now you only need to open the Activities area and type ‘Software’ in the search and you should see the Software icon.