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Introducing the Pop!_Planet Community Repository!

It’s no secret that my background includes time spent as a developer for Arch Linux, and one thing that I’ve always missed with any other distro is an equivalent to the AUR (Arch User Repository). There will always be packages that are popular but, for one reason or another, don’t make it into the official repository. The AUR was a great way to expand the distro software selection in a semi-official way with minimal hassle for the end-users, and I’ve always wanted to see an equivalent for Pop. With that in mind, I’ve been experimenting with setting up a community-driven repository for Pop, and today I’m proud to announce the official launch of the Pop!_Planet Community Repository!

Right now, the repository is very bare-bones. It currently only hosts the packages released under the Pop!_Planet brand and supporting libraries. Additionally, the web interface is far from finished. Today it does little more than provide a brief overview of the packages available. In the future, it will allow a much broader feature set including searching for packages, commenting on packages, and even uploading packages for those users who elect to maintain specific packages in the future.

If you’re ready to get a head start on working with our community repo, or are interested in our dpkg-clean or pop-paste utilities, the repository can be added to your system following the instructions below!

Bash
# Add the repository key
wget -qO - https://apt.pop-planet.info/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -
 
# Add the repository
sudo apt-add-repository https://apt.pop-planet.info
 
# Update package lists
sudo apt update

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I didn't actually know you were an Arch developer. I used Arch for years before jumping to Pop, and one of the things I do miss is the AUR. This is a great start on what will hopefully grow to be as useful to the Pop community as the AUR is to the Arch community.

I presume you'll be putting together some contribution guidelines.

Your efforts for the Pop community are appreciated!
 
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I didn't actually know you were an Arch developer. I used Arch for years before jumping to Pop, and one of the things I do miss is the AUR. This is a great start on what will hopefully grow to be as useful to the Pop community as the AUR is to the Arch community.

I presume you'll be putting together some contribution guidelines.

Your efforts for the Pop community are appreciated!
That's the plan!
 

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That's the plan!
That's an incredible news! I'm coming from Arch/Manjaro and the absence of AUR was one, if not the prominent, thing that old me back for sometimes to switch to Pop. Hearing that something similar is present, even if in early stage, is really incredible! Thanks a lot for your effort!
 

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Any news on documenting the Community Repo?
One of the things I would like to see added would be more up-to-date Gnome Shell Extensions.
I find it annoying to install/update the extensions from a website and Ubuntu's repo have really old versions of extensions I like, such as GSConnect.

It would make sense to host extensions in this repo. Thank for all the cool software and ideas.
 

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Any news on documenting the Community Repo?
One of the things I would like to see added would be more up-to-date Gnome Shell Extensions.
I find it annoying to install/update the extensions from a website and Ubuntu's repo have really old versions of extensions I like, such as GSConnect.

It would make sense to host extensions in this repo. Thank for all the cool software and ideas.
Community repo isn't actually publicly submittable (yet), but I'm happy to add anything that isn't in the official Pop repos that is actually in demand! Just let me know what you want to see!
 

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Community repo isn't actually publicly submittable (yet), but I'm happy to add anything that isn't in the official Pop repos that is actually in demand! Just let me know what you want to see!
These are the three gnome extensions I use that would be nice to have in the Community repo.
Arc Menu https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1228/arc-menu/
Dash to Panel https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1160/dash-to-panel/
GSConnect https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1319/gsconnect/

Thank you very much.
 

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These are the three gnome extensions I use that would be nice to have in the Community repo.
Arc Menu https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1228/arc-menu/
Dash to Panel https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1160/dash-to-panel/
GSConnect https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1319/gsconnect/

Thank you very much.
Great selections! I also install this one every popos deployment. It removes the universal accessibility menu that refuses to go away. Would be nice to have it in a repo, not sure if that’s possible.

 

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To clarify, are you talking about the entire top panel menu? Or just the Universal access icon? I don't have that icon, and haven't for a long time. That extension hasn't been worked on since GNOME 3.18, which is worlds away in the GNOME ecosystem.

In fact, I think what you're talking about is taken care of with the toggle in settings. See below.

Screenshot from 2020-07-18 04-06-58.png
 

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In fact, I think what you're talking about is taken care of with the toggle in settings. See below.
That toggle doesn't do anything for me. If you have any of the settings toggled, the menu forces itself to appear. I increase my font from '1' to '1.25' on my laptop, which triggers the 'large text' accessibility setting. Thus the menu appears in the gnome bar, regardless of the master toggle. This extension works for me on fresh pop-os install.