GNOME Software

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GNOME Software
GNOME Software 3.10.png
Initial release September 13, 2013; 21 months ago (2013-09-13)
Stable release 3.16 (March 25, 2015; 3 months ago (2015-03-25)) [±][1]
Preview release 3.17.3 (June 24, 2015; 8 days ago (2015-06-24)) [±][2]
Written in C
Operating system Linux and Unix-like
License GNU General Public License

GNOME Software is the GNOME front-end to the PackageKit daemon, which itself is a front-end to several package management systems. It is intended as software installation and update facility. It supports RPM as well as DEB. 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) and on Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Software Center also allows users to purchase commercial applications.

It can be compared to the Ubuntu Software Center.

GNOME Software makes use of AppData to present software.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clasen, Matthias (25 March 2015). "GNOME 3.16 released". gnome-announce-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "GNOME 3.17.x Development Series". Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ "AppData File specification". Retrieved 2014-04-05.