[maemo-developers] do we need garage sandbox repos?

From: Igor Stoppa igor.stoppa at nokia.com
Date: Fri Aug 10 19:54:37 EEST 2007
On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 17:28 +0100, ext Neil MacLeod wrote:

> I've produced the following subset of broad categories for consideration:
> Communications
> Games
> Graphics
> Multimedia
> Office (or perhaps Business Tools?)
> Programming
> Support
> Themes
> Utilities (or perhaps Tools?)
> Something like FBReader should probably go in the Office category (as it relates to document viewing though not necessarily Word/Excel format), which suggests Office may not be a good title... maybe a Document Viewer category (distinct from document creation tools which should be in "Office").
> Applications such as xterm would be categorised as Utilities. Dropbear and ssh could be categorised as Utilities *OR* Communications - should all command line tools be placed in a single category for that purpose or treated the same as GUI packages? Perhaps a "Command Line" category would be appropriate.
> Pidgin would be categorised as Communications, however Pidgin protocols might be categorised as Support, as would any locales (eg. Skype). However in order to simplify installation for the user there may be an argument to keep all packages associated with the main application in the same category, such that all Pidgin sound and protocol packages are categorised as "Communications" too.
> Any thoughts?

I'd like to see some separation between tools that a casual user could
find interesting (for example extension of format previews for the file
manager / archive management / disk space graphical visualisation) and
what a power user would consider as tools (for example xterm / extension
to the collection of command line utiilities provided by busybox).

So, for example, wget would end up in the latter category, while a
graphical UI for wget or a graphical ftp would end up in the former.

Cheers, Igor

Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa at nokia.com>
(Nokia Multimedia - CP - OSSO / Helsinki, Finland)

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