After a lot of time and work, we gladly present the Deepines Store and the Deepines 4 Repository for Deepin 20. It has been a process of little more than a year, donating time and work, according to the resources and knowledge of the team. Please keep that in mind when criticizing our work, we have done our best, we are in the process of learning and we want to improve, so all constructive criticism and input will be welcome.
And although it has been a lot of work and effort, it has been a pleasure to develop the Deepines Store. The process has allowed us to learn a lot, in addition to sharing with wonderful people, that being realistic, there are always moments of tension, but that is normal, it is part of the process, it is part of human nature and it does not take away the wonderful.
That is why we are grateful to the collaborators, it has been a process of personal and professional growth. We also thank the community, because thanks to you this opportunity is possible, because the Deepines Store would be of no use without you to use it.
The application store for the Deepines Repository, was created with the aim of facilitating the installation of applications hosted in our repository, it provides a graphical alternative to installation with commands from the terminal.
Building the Deepines 4 Repository has also taken a long time, because the Deepin 20 development has brought many changes and uncertainty. So so far we can guarantee that the packages in our repository work correctly in Deepin 20.
FUNCTIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS
The operation is very simple, you mark the applications you want to install, then you click the install button in the lower right corner and wait for the installation to finish.
During installation, the main window is hidden and only the installation log window is displayed.
When the installation is complete, the main window will be displayed again.
The main features are:
- Batch application installation.
- Organization by categories.
- Search for applications.
- The description shows when hovering over the cards.
- Access to the list of selected applications on the bottom edge.
The following table summarizes the differences between installing the Deepines Repository or the Deepines Store.
The Deepines Store allows us to install the applications of our repository graphically and also from the terminal. If you only want to install applications from the terminal and do not want to use the store, install only the Deepines 4 Repository. Both the Deepines Store and the Deepines Repository perform the configuration of repositories automatically.
Installation is simple, download the corresponding installer and install by double clicking on the .deb. It will also be available as usual from www.deepines.com.
The installation of applications requires superuser access and the Deepines Store is no exception, for that reason when you open the store, it will ask you for the password to allow the installation of the applications.
If you're having trouble and can't install the store or repository, run the following commands to start a troubleshooting wizard. Open the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T), copy and paste the complete commands and press the key Enter.
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/s384/store_deepines/Develop/deepines-preinstall-fix.sh bash deepines-preinstall-fix.sh rm deepines-preinstall-fix.sh
If the wizard does not solve the problem and you still cannot install the Deepin store or repository in Spanish, please write to us below in the comments or in our group Telegram.
FLATPAK AND SNAP
Many times we have been asked if the Deepines Store installs Flatpack and Snap applications. The answer is no. In addition to limited time and manpower resources, developing a store is not that easy for us. But it is possible and it is something we want to add in the future.
We have many things that we would like to integrate to make Deepin the main distribution on your computer.
- Improve order of applications in categories.
- Improve scaling for high resolution displays.
- Integrating a progress bar, currently with heavy packages and slow internet tends to think that the installation "stuck", when in fact it is downloading the package.
- Store apps update.
- Uninstall the applications.
- Add support for Snap and Flatpak formats.
credits: The store is the product of the hard work of Sebastián Trujillo (@Sebas) our programmer and also many other collaborators. Special thanks to all for the great dedication and effort during this last year of development of the store.
Hoping no one is left there, here are all those who have made it possible for you to have the new store today:
Project: Car @Xhafas
Development: Sebastian @SebTrujillo
Interface: Freddy @Akibaillusion
Writing: Isaías @igatjens
Design: Jhalo @jhalo; André @Dziban; Alejandro @durantdurant
Sys Admin: Jose @fenoll; Hugo @geekmidget
Web: Eli @RealAct; Diego @ s_d1112
Servers: @filhoarrais; Bruno @bigbruno
Collaborators: Alvaro @ G4SP3R; Omi @peteromio; Opik @Prophaniti; Pablo @ dev86x; Jose @ProgramacionJS; Jorge @seiyukaras; @ n1coc4cola; Oscar @oscararg; Jorge @jotakenobi