Antergos Linux is currently working on its ‘software center’ to provide an ‘app centric’ package management.
If you do not already know about Antergos, it is an Arch Linux based distribution that aims to make Arch accessible even for beginners. It has developed applications such as Cnchi graphical installer, to simply enhance as well as ease the user experience. With its tagline “for everyone”, Antergos indeed is one of the best non Ubuntu Linux distributions for beginners.
It’s a Poodle
This graphical package management application has been codenamed ‘Poodle’ for now. Don’t worry, it’s just an internal codename and it should be changed in the future, before the first release. If you have a suggestion for a better name, feel free to drop a comment on the forum post.
A long road ahead
Excited to try your hands on Poodle? Keep your hands in the pockets for now. Poodle is far from being stable. In fact, it is nowhere close to even be in beta phase.
While we wait for Poodle or whatever it is going to be called in near future, you can surely watch Poodle in action in this dummy video.
At a time when Ubuntu Software Center has been criticized for being sluggish and rumored to be retiring, it will be interesting to see how Poodle turns out to be.