GNOME Software

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GNOME Software
GNOME Software icon hicolor.svg
GNOME Software 3.22 on Debian 9
GNOME Software 3.22 on Debian 9
Initial releaseSeptember 25, 2013; 5 years ago (2013-09-25)[1]
Stable release3.30.2[2] (31 October 2018; 37 days ago (2018-10-31)) [±]
Preview release3.31.2[3] (16 November 2018; 21 days ago (2018-11-16)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemLinux and Unix-like
TypeApp store, Digital distribution
LicenseGNU General Public License

GNOME Software is a utility for software installation and updates on computers running Linux.

It is the GNOME front-end to the PackageKit daemon, which itself is a front-end to several package management systems. These include systems based on both RPM and DEB. It is written in C, and was introduced in GNOME 3.10.

The program can be used to add and manage repositories as well as Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA). Ubuntu replaced its previous Ubuntu Software Center program with GNOME Software starting with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS,[4] re-branded as "Ubuntu Software". It also supports fwupd for servicing of system firmware.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GNOME 3.10 Released!". 25 September 2013.
  2. ^ Jardón, Javier (31 October 2018). "GNOME 3.30.2 RELEASED". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (16 November 2018). "GNOME 3.31.2 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will dump the Ubuntu Software Center for GNOME Software". PCWorld.
  5. ^ "fwupd: Simple, Open-Source Device Firmware Updating". Phoronix. Retrieved 3 December 2015.

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