dnfdragora and Plasma Discover provide different views to software
management. Plasma Discover provides app-centric views, while
dnfdragora lets you view all the packages in the distribution. I am,
however, confused as to why Discover's update applet is on the
taskbar. It shouldn't even be installed by default. Or are you just
referring to plasma-pk-updates? The updater widget is separate from
both dnfdragora and discover.
Indeed, I was referring to plasma-pk-updates, sorry for the confusion!
The challenge here is that we want to make it both a showcase of
Fedora with KDE and demonstrate what KDE itself can offer.
Discoverability is quite hard for KDE applications, and what we select
is what gets the most attention from users and contributors. Unlike
GNOME, which has been gradually cutting off its own face and reducing
scope and functionality, the KDE community has continued to develop a
full suite of stuff.
I think we could reduce what's on the media more if we had some kind
of first-login "Welcome to your desktop" thing like Korora did (and
openSUSE, Mageia, and OpenMandriva do have now) that pointed people to
non-installed applications for specific purposes and made it easy to
just install them from that app. Maybe that's worth investigating now?
Thanks for the insight on that! Viewing it like that, it makes sense to have such a
selection of software.
I also think having a welcome app would be really useful at the very least to avoid bad
first impressions. I would indeed list alternative and extra applications and a short
explanation on the ways to update software (I personally know that openSUSE has a tiny
article explaining the community repos, a link to Plasma's help and so on), which is
probably what most newcomers look for.