installing many software

Bug #713137 reported by Ngassam Nkwenga on 2011-02-04
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software-center (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Hello Ubuntu Team,

Hier is something that is keeping me from using Software Center :
when I need to install many software , Software Center chooses this path to install the application :

1- download the package source
2- install the package

3-when or while installing I peek up another package to install

4-wait for the last install-process to end
5- download the new chosen package source
6- install this package

7 . the action repeat from (1) to (6)

Conclusion : it take more time.

Proposed solution :

When Installing a package, if there is another package in the queue , Software Center should start downloading the package source for this new package waiting on the queue.
Conclusion : we have a gain in time.

Because of this , it is hard , at least for me , to forget about synaptic

description: updated
description: updated
Victor Vargas (kamus) on 2011-02-04
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Ngassam Nkwenga (cyrildz) wrote :

why it is on a wishlist ?

I think it is a bug when something is not efficient, and that is a case.

Software center need to replace Synaptic , but synaptic does it better. I think from this point of view it is a regression for the Software Center. why do we have to wait for one application install before downloading the next one or two on the queue ?
Guys, you have done great thing with the Software Center , but this one is really an issue. For one application's installation is it ok, but for multiple installation it is just a vaste of time.
Please do think about it.
I love the Center but because of it , I ( and may be many others) continue to use synaptic or apt-get in command Line

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