|Initial release||September 25, 2013|
|Stable release||40.0<ref>Clasen, Matthias (24 March 2021). "GNOME 40 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 29 March 2021. (24 March 2021 )|
|Preview release||40.beta (24 February 2021 )|
|Type||App store, Digital distribution|
|License||GNU General Public License|
GNOME Software is a utility for installing the applications and updates on Linux. It is part of the GNOME Core Applications and was introduced in GNOME 3.10.
The program is used to add and manage repositories as well as Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA). Ubuntu replaced its previous Ubuntu Software Center program with GNOME Software starting with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, re-branded as "Ubuntu Software". It also supports fwupd for servicing of system firmware.
GNOME Software removed Snap support in July 2019, due to code quality issues, lack of integration (specifically, the user can't tell what snap is doing after they click "install" and that it generally ignores GNOME's settings), and the fact that it competes with the GNOME-supported Flatpak standard.
Edited: 2021-06-18 18:32:15