SynapticSoftwareCenterComparison

Synaptic Features Supported in Ubuntu Software Center

This table presents a list of current Synaptic features and indicates whether each feature is supported in the current version of Ubuntu Software Center.

The versions of each application used in this comparison were:

  • Synaptic -- 0.70

  • Software Center -- 4.0.2

Synaptic Feature

Supported by Software Center

Browse packages by category

(./)

Install/remove single and multiple packages

(./)

Upgrade/downgrade single and multiple packages

(X)

Upgrade your whole system

(X)

Manage package repositories (sources.list)

(./)

Search: Find packages by name, description and several other attributes

(./)

Select packages by status, section, name or a custom filter

n/a

Sort packages by name

(./)

Sort packages by installation status

(./)

Sort packages by size

(X)

Sort packages by version

(X)

Browse all available online documentation related to a package

(./)

Download and view the latest changelog of a package

(X)

View installed files for a given package

(X)

Lock packages to the current version

(X)

Force the installation of a specific package version

(X)

Built-in terminal emulator for the package manager

(X)

Xapian-based fast search

(./)

View package screenshot from screenshots.debian.net

(./)

History view of installed, removed and updated packages

(./)

View local installed packages

(./)

Ability to fix broken packages

(X)

SoftwareCenter/SynapticSoftwareCenterComparison (last edited 2011-06-02 01:10:15 by gary-lasker)