[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Application Catalog rewrite

From: Jussi Kukkonen jhkukkon at cc.hut.fi
Date: Wed Apr 12 11:13:37 EEST 2006
Michael Wiktowy wrote:
>     I made a mockup of "All Maemo Applications" at
>     https://maemo.org/maemowiki/ApplicationCatalogMockup . Please comment
>     and/or modify the page. 
> If there is going to be a more detailed page for each app, I would
> replace the "Homepage" and "Download" links with a "Details" link
> pointing to the more detailed application-specific page ...

But this is the catch: some people want to update the info on their own
web page (and want people to visit their page) and I think that's fair.
I propose only creating application-specific pages when they're needed
(when there's no outside resource) -- this also minimizes the work
needed to keep the wiki up to date.

> ... and a Status indicator to let people know if the app is a WIP,
> Alpha, Beta, Stable release.

I considered this, but I thought it too fine grained and subjective:
Besides, we would already have "end-user ready" / "stable" / "WIP"
indication implicitly with the different pages.

> 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 ... be it converting media, browser
> plugins, sync tools)

Support Apps on another page is a very good idea.

Jussi Kukkonen
<jhkukkon at cc.hut.fi>

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