[maemo-users] List of Repository for OS2008

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jan 14 17:20:18 EET 2008

ext Austin Che wrote:
> Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 12:34:08AM +0000, Neil MacLeod wrote:
>>> Categorisation of applications is another problem area (old chestnut)
>>> that should be consistently observed to avoid the Application Manager
>>> button mess that is once again steadily increasing. For example, why
>>> the hell does Boingo get it's own button/category? It's a
>>> communications-related application, so it should be categorised under
>>> "Communication". Or "Comm.". Or "Connectivity". Or... "Utilities", or
>>> even "utilities" (this is all getting beyond a joke now).
>> Yup.  It's mostly a matter of disseminating information, I hope -- the
>> official list of categories is not exactly easy to remember/find.
>> The link in http://maemo.org/community/wiki/usersections/ is now broken,
>> and this wiki page itself took me a while to find.
>> When I built a couple of command-line tools, I simply prepended "user/"
>> in the Section: net line in debian/control, because I couldn't remember
>> the names of the official categories.
>     Seems like the following would be a simple solution. Package
>     builders clearly want their packages to appear in the application
>     manager. So just change the application manager to only show the
>     "approved" categories. It already filters by user/; it might as
>     well filter by the entire category. Of course this might mean that
>     everyone just uses user/misc or something like that by default but
>     it would at least limit the number of categories. This also makes
>     it easy for you to find the list of official categories. No more
>     searching on wikis. Just open up the application manager.

There's a problem that what if more categories are wanted after release,
but that could be handled by having the list of categories in a separate
hildon-application-manager-config package that can be more easily

	- Eero

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