[aur-dev] Remove category support
dustin at falgout.us
Fri Feb 27 16:20:36 UTC 2015
> > I prefer replacing the hard-coded categories with user-definable tags.
> Shouldn't such tags be in the PKGBUILD and also be available in pacman
> for searching? That said you pretty much get all those features if you
> put hashtags (like on twitter) into the description of the package.
> All that's missing then would be a tag cloud, but that's pretty simple
> to set up if the hashtag scheme was used.
That's a neat idea which certainly is easy enough to accomplish. Though I
don't think such tags should replace the categories. Users may not always
know exactly what app/package they are looking for. Categories are the best
way to facilitate app/package discovery (IMO).
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