** Name of the software:** Emulation Station (RetroPie's fork)
** Project/product Homepage: ** https://github.com/RetroPie/EmulationStation/releases
** Why we should include this into the repository, i.e. what does it do that the alternatives do not?**
There is no alternative to this program on Solus repositories as far as I know. The original Emulation Station was an awesome front-end for sorting, scraping info and launching games that was mostly used for retrogaming. The development of the original project was dropped a few years ago. Thankfully the guys from RetroPie made a fork an added a bunch of stuff.
You can see the original Emulation Station in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQVmsFOclM
Considering how well filled with emulators Solus repositories are, having an updated Emulation Station for launching games from different Retroarch cores, Playstation 2 games, Dolphin ones, standalone MAME etc... would be the icing of the cake.
People could make arcade cabinets, HTPC's, etc. easily using Solus+Emulation Station. Fast, light, with updated emulators and the latest front end from RetroPie.
** Is it open source?** Yes, it is.
** If it is open source, please provide a link to the most up to date, versioned source tarball/zipfile. master.zip links will not be accepted.** https://github.com/RetroPie/EmulationStation/archive/v2.6.0.tar.gz
** If there are no upstream releases but the inclusion policy is otherwise met, please provide a link to the source repository (i.e. GitHub)** https://github.com/RetroPie/EmulationStation