GNOME Software is the upcoming new PackageKit-based application for discovering, installing, removing and updating/upgrading software under GNOME. Main author is Richard Hughes the guy behind PackageKit.
- http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/ (Richard’s blog)
No need to talk about the impossible way for discovering applications under GNOME, considering you ain’t using Ubuntu’s Software Center. Anyway, I am talking about Fedora because there are some other distros that have their own good package managers.
This is the current state of Software. Most of functionality here is prototyping (dummy).
Home, that shows the most popular Apps.
That is the new one. Going inside an app you can see description, reviews and rating.
Not sure if Software will land for 3.10, but it will if someone can help. How? As always by forking it! Software is on early stages so code is clean enough even if you are beginners in C -Yeap, Software is written in C!.
Since GNOME Software will have dependencies on unstable libraries is a good idea to get it with JHBuild.
Currently there isn’t a Bugzilla for it, so you might need to contact Richard or Design Team if you have patches.
You will find more in Software Design page.