'Installed software' is uncategorized

Bug #437072 reported by David Stansby on 2009-09-26
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Matthew McGowan

Bug Description

The "Installed Software" section is long and not easy to browse through. It is not categorized, as "Get Free Software" is.

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#installed>: "The top level of the “Installed Software” section should show a categorized list view screen listing all the software items currently installed..."

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#software-list-view-categorized>: "A categorized list view screen should use a software list view, with the addition that all its software items should be child items of parent items for the department (but not the subsection) that they belong to..."

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-09-28
Changed in software-store (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
status: Won't Fix → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
importance: Low → Medium
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

The categories are useful much more for finding new software to install, than for choosing software to remove. And it would encourage confusion if the layout of the main "Installed Software" screen was the same as that of the "Get Free Software" section: more people would think they were choosing software to install when they were not.

So the specification currently says <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#%E2%80%9CInstalled%20Software%E2%80%9D%20section> that the "Installed Software" section should be grouped by category, but with tree items in the single list, rather than the department-only display used by the "Get Free Software" section. Does that count as the "same categorising method" to you? If so, we could use this bug report to track implementation of that categorization. If not, I think this report should be marked Invalid.

Yep, I think that would be a good idea. I just thought that it was a bit un-organised at the moment, so any form of organisation would do in my opinion.

description: updated
tags: removed: amd64
summary: - 'Installed software' should be categorised like 'Get free software'
+ 'Installed software' is uncategorized
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
milestone: none → later
Roman (thezub) wrote :

> Yep, I think that would be a good idea. I just thought that it was a bit un-organised at the moment, so any form of organisation would do in my opinion.

Agreed. Especially given that the Software Center's purpose is to replace the old Add-Remove Software menu, which did have "Installed Software" as a section.

Andrew (and471) wrote :

mmcg069 is working on this

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew McGowan (mmcg069)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
milestone: later → none
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi! Thanks for your bug report. As you may be aware, the upcoming release of Ubuntu 11.10 will feature a redesigned software-center. The bug you describe is no longer present in recent development versions of software-center, so I'll close this bug report. Please continue to report any bugs you may find. Thanks again for your help!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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