[maemo-developers] Software categories

From: Guillem Jover guillem.jover at nokia.com
Date: Tue Aug 14 17:25:55 EEST 2007
On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 16:03:13 +0300, Marius Vollmer wrote:
> Guillem Jover" <guillem.jover at nokia.com> writes:
> > Right, currently it's using the Section, but personally I think that's
> > a mistake, which I've told Marius several times, the proper solution is
> > using tags.
> Using tags instead of the section is just another implementation of
> the same feature.  Had I used tags, we still would have to have a
> special maemo specific tag that controls visibility in the AM, and
> people would still be diverging from Debian.

I disagree. You'd be using tags to filter what you show. Probably we'd
iwant a new tag like uitoolkit::hildon, but that's not maemo specific,
and it's not needed to start using them with the current tagged data.
You could show only packages matching a set of tags, a starting point
could be for example:

  role::program && interface::x11 && \
  (uitoolkit::hildon || uitoolkit::gtk || uitoolkit::sdl || uitoolkit::xlib)

Or something on those lines. Also the user could be allowed to change
the tag filtering, even if it was on some advanced mode, hidden menu or

> But, tags are better than sections, and maybe it is easier to diverge
> when using tags.

I don't think we'd need to diverge, for example I can see the hildon
tag accepted upstream, also given that tags represent facts from the
software, that makes them quite neutral.

> In any case, tags are more powerful and the AM should clearly support
> them as well.



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