Searching for tex or latex doesn't show TeX Live

Bug #662261 reported by Clemens Koppensteiner on 2010-10-17
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software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Many LaTeX users do not know that they need the install the TeX Live distribution in order to use LaTeX. Searching for "latex" or "tex" in the software center (of Ubuntu 10.10) only lists text editors and (La)TeX IDEs. To install the TeX itself one has to search for "tex live".

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Robert Roth (evfool) on 2010-12-16
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

This seems fine to me, because: Software center only shows applications by default, libraries and utilities are hidden, and can be shown using the link on the bottom of the search results page, showin 'x technical items'. When you search for tex or latex, the results will be all the applications that have tex or latex in their description, and are not technical items - that should be a list of all the editors that are capable of editing tex documents. When you are searching for tex live though, no applications are found, so technical items are displayed automatically instead of showing you an empty results page witha 'technical items' link on the bottom of the page.

Although some user-feedback , maybe a tip, or something saying that "no apps were found for 'tex live', showing all technical items" could improve the user experience.

Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2011-09-27
tags: added: db
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Per Robert's comment #1, clicking the "Show N Technical Items" link at the bottom left of the Software Center window will display the Tex Live packages near the very top of the list (within the first 6-8 items, and so are easily visible). Therefore, I'll close this bug as I think this is a reasonable user experience.

Many thanks!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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