Searching for some proprietary software yields no results in software centre / application lens
In Ubuntu 11.04: If an new user wants to write a text document, they may not know which application to use (assuming they know very little). One option they may try is to type "Word" (the only term they know) into the dash, however this returns nothing. If they try the applications lens many non-supported applications are displayed (but not LibreOffice Writer -- which, unbeknown to him, is pre-installed).
Similarly for terms like Excel, Powerpoint (especially a problem as LO Draw is not installed by default), Paint,...
Currently, in the application lens "Photoshop" DOES return GIMP.
If an appropriate term is searched for open source alternatives should be displayed in dash/contact lens/software centre software.
So that, if a user types in "Word" he is immediately and clearly displayed alternative applications (notably LibreOffice Writer -- which he has installed).
Note: This was originally posted as a brainstorm idea, but I was told to file it as a bug, http://
|haydoni (andyhayden1) wrote : Re: [Bug 784557] Re: Searching for some proprietary software yields no results in software centre / application lens||#3|
|Changed in ubuntu:|
|status:||New → Confirmed|
|affects:||ubuntu → unity (Ubuntu)|
|Changed in unity (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Confirmed → Incomplete|
|Changed in unity:|
|status:||New → Incomplete|