[maemo-community] [Council] Package categories

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Sun Oct 26 01:25:53 EEST 2008
On Saturday 25 October 2008 02:32:37 Ryan Abel wrote:
> On Oct 24, 2008, at 3:58 PM, Graham Cobb wrote:
> > What is the process for proposing, agreeing and getting Nokia to add
> > in the
> > next release, new categories?
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Package_categories

OK, that is the proposal process.  How do we finalise the list (consensus on 
community list, vote, council decision, or what)?  Has Nokia agreed to 
actually implement any changes?  What is the deadline for changes in order to 
make it into Freemantle (to allow translation, etc.)?  How do we get the list 
to Nokia and they confirm the new categories will be included?

> > I believe we need a category for PIM. 
> > ...
> I disagree. I'm with Tim and Jamie here, acronyms tend to be confusing
> and having a category just for PIM isn't really appropriate.

The acronym is a non-issue -- it is up to the translation teams what text they 
would use to describe "user/pim".

> That said, perhaps replacing Office with Productivity would be more
> agreeable?

That would work for me.  

If I really had to choose from the current list I would use Accessories, not 
Office.  I just don't see much link between calendar and address book 
applications and "Office".  They are more like clocks and other desktop 
accessories like notepads.

Maybe the real answer is that we should be able to put a package into multiple 
sections to reflect the ways different users will look for it.


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