Basically… if I am installing Gnome tonight, am I keeping Gnome Software and use it instead of pamac?
Use tkpacman, Gnome software is not mature enough for prime time in my opinion
…I uninstall nearly every program with “Gnome-…”
(Gnome-Music, Gnome-Web, Gnome-Photos…)
Not for repo packages or AUR.
- It uses packagekit as a backend so it doesn’t support any manual intervention during package updating/installation.
- It has no AUR support
- You could use it for flatpaks
Well yes. And Totem.
It’s difficult now with the MPV situation since I hate VLC and Totem is whatyoucallit… shite.
I guess I HAVE to run Gnome with Xorg only so I can use MPV.
I’ve no probs using MPV with wayland so far
No i have not either it used to crash we all blamed Wayland, but not any more
No more Cinnamon?
No, see my post in “Show your desktop”. I did the first clean reinstall since Christmas, and I mean CLEAN. Have b asically only installed the Arch base, but using the EOS installer. So picking a DE tonight.
Was going to challenge myself and promise myself to stick to Gnome until my birthday, first week in November.
Regardless of which DE you will install, sooner or later you will come across certain glitches that will make you question your decision
I was thinking about giving Plasma or Openbox a try.
You are correct every time i try KDE since KDE3.5 i remember why I ditched KDE, and have used Gnome as my preferred desktop ever since broken extentions once every 6 months is a better prospect than every update weekly on KDE something is broken + KDE looks like win 95. Lol
Simply change the look
Personally not fond of Gnome Software or Discover. I appreciate the layout of Pamac and use it for notifications and broad searches for software.
It’s good idea to have Pamac (
pamac-aur-git) installed . Beacause in case
pacman can’t do anything pamac may help you . It did help me when I removed the terminal once
and when I couldn’t install a package using pacman , it kept saying package corrupted when the package wasn’t ( it was on Manjaro though )
Can’t you still install Pamac for Gnome DE?
Oh I can.
Opted not to install gnome software btw.
In this case, you can always switch to a TTY and install a terminal.
Two clicks are much easier
Is it not like the benefit of a rolling distro is NOT having to reinstall every so often (does that make any sense)? But never mind, i do it quite too often myself, i’m afraid…
As for Gnome Software: nay! I also go for pamac, as its a real package manager, not an app store like Gnome Software, where you can’t search for libs or the like - only “apps”. But nothing beats
pacman of course.