[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Application Catalog rewrite [was: Abuse on the ApplicationCatalog page]

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Apr 12 10:51:18 EEST 2006
On 4/11/06, Michael Wiktowy <michael.wiktowy at gmail.com> wrote:
> That way, once an app is added to the index page, the information on
> there does not need to be updated each time the detail page is updated.
> Makes it easier to maintain.

Indeed, however one thing which I'd like to keep in mind is my
ApplicationCatalog -> RSS feed[1] which, although currently unavailable[2],
is relatively easy to put together with the existing design. Having
to check a page for each application for updates would be more of a pain.

For users not using the RSS feed, being able to look at a single page with
the latest version numbers on is useful, I think.

There's also no point in having a page per application in the Maemo wiki:
there's no file hosting abilities so a separate download/homepage will
be required elsewhere, I'd be happy seeing a short, structured index page
like Jussi suggests.

Perhaps if there is a page per app, it could be a "comments" or
"discussion" page like Wikipedia's "Talk:" prefixes. No official stuff
there about how to use the app, but a way for users to discuss it if

> Two main groups of indicies should be "Maemo Applications" (apps that run
> in the 770 itself) and "Maemo Support Applications" (apps that run on a
> computer that connects to the 770 which has the primary purpose of
> supporting the 770 in some way [snip])

That sounds sensible.



[1] http://www.bleb.org/software/770/#rss
[2] Status of the availability of bleb.org at:

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