One of the most interesting things that came out of the latest Ubuntu Developer Summit was the fact that Canonical wanted to ditch the Ubuntu Software Center for GNOME Software. This information has been very well received by the community, which is not terribly fond of that particular application.
In fact, users have been asking why GNOME Software isn’t available in the daily build of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The launch of this OS is planned for April 2016, so there isn’t much time left. It turns out that they have been working on this transition, but it’s not as simple as you might think, and a lot of things depend on it.
The Ubuntu developers are not yet ready to push the modified GNOME Software into the main Xenial branch, and there still a few problems that have to be solved before that happens.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht