I know that Discover is the user-friendly software hub, but it would nonetheless be really nice if there was a way--even if well-hidden--to see which dependencies a program needed and was going to install. I like to install new programs via Discover or another GUI, but sometimes I want to know if a program I'm considering installing will to pull in a zillion dependencies. That's something I want to know before I install it, and it will affect my decision to do so.
Not Discover's mission.
Hah, and just after closing this, it was implemented in Bug 364422!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 364422 ***
Actually that was about calculating their sizes, not showing them in the UI.
This is mostly relevant to the PackageKit backend, but I suppose it could be useful for other backends too; you could see what Flatpak runtimes a package was going to pull in, for example.
*** Bug 388736 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Git commit a14e99c80837840be63b801ee73e77c70817d4cb by Aleix Pol.
Committed on 31/05/2018 at 01:48.
Pushed by apol into branch 'master'.
PK: Add a LinkButton to show dependencies
M +1 -0 libdiscover/backends/PackageKitBackend/CMakeLists.txt
M +1 -0 libdiscover/backends/PackageKitBackend/PackageKitResource.cpp
M +2 -0 libdiscover/backends/PackageKitBackend/PackageKitResource.h
A +6 -0 libdiscover/backends/PackageKitBackend/pkui.qrc
A +66 -0 libdiscover/backends/PackageKitBackend/qml/DependenciesButton.qml [License: BSD]