Will the update manager and the Software Center be merged into one in a future release? I think that would be an ideal thing to do, and I believe PackageKit does that.
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The two tools serve fairly different purposes, so it isn't clear that having a single UI covering both use cases would be a win.
Updating your system should be a very simple and straight forward operation, or you risk users not doing it and leaving their system at risk. So I don't think complicating the Update Manager UI would be an improvement.
Now on the backend side it certainly makes sense to share code, since the backend tasks of the two tools are related. And in fact they do share code through the