[maemo-users] downloads.maemo.org seriously (was Re: Application launcher)

From: Mikhail Sobolev mss at mawhrin.net
Date: Fri Sep 7 13:00:40 EEST 2007
On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 07:44:48AM +0300, Quim Gil wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-09-06 at 22:19 +0400, ext Mikhail Sobolev wrote:
> > Shameful^H^H^Hless plug: https://garage.maemo.org/projects/simple-launcher/
> Making a normal user search I could find only
> http://downloads.maemo.org/product/idea - but maybe it's just me.  :)
> Users would have an easier life if developers could spend some time
> creating a nice and useful page at http://downloads.maemo.org , with
> screenshot, link to project page, etc. People downloading deb packages
> directly from Garage pages has been a general use case until now, but
> the shift has moved to the application catalog and this s just the
> beginning.
> fyi Tableteer and other Nokia sites will increasingly promote software
> available in maemo.org. A useful page in the application catalog with a
> working install file will be a requirement. Votes, comments and ranks
> (to come soon) will play also a role when recommending applications A or
> B. 
Thank you for your kind suggestion.  Hopefully now it's gonna be a bit
easier to fin it at downlaods.maemo.org.  I still need to work on a
.install file though.

> Of course novelty, quality and coolness of the software itself is and
> will be the primary factor. From a Nokia point of view it doesn't make
> much sense to redirect regular users to places and actions they won't
> understand (i.e.
> https://garage.maemo.org/frs/?group_id=239&release_id=643 )
I probably need to check better Nokia's point of view... :)

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