[aur-general] [SPLITTED] AUR package categories (WAS: drpython PKGBUILD update)

Jordi Cerdan jcerdan at tecob.com
Thu Jun 5 15:38:00 EDT 2008

El jue, 05-06-2008 a las 21:27 +0200, Ronald van Haren escribió:
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Alessio Bolognino <themolok.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu 2008-06-05 20:20, Ronald van Haren wrote:
> >> on a sidenote, I really don't see any point in having these
> >> categories. The categories are really not intuitive and don't help
> >> searching for a kind of package any easier.
> >> Well, it may be just me of course :p
> >
> > I don't think they are extremely useful, but they don't hurt neither.
> > Someone may think: "Let's see what cool game it's on the AUR" and then
> > look at the "games" category.
> >
> > Every distro has packages in categories, and I think it does make sense.
> >
> package categories are dropped from [core] and [extra] it seems from
> both the  ABS tree and the package browser on www.archlinux.org
> Anyways, having package categories does indeed make sense as you
> described in the case of games, as well as some other sorts of
> packages. I just think the categories are really bad defined IMHO. For
> example you need an editor. Most likely the editors are to be found in
> the following categories: editors, devel, gnome, kde, xfce and maybe
> even x11
> Especially the gnome/kde/xfce categories seem not really needed to me.
> > P.s.
> > The first time I read your mail I thought you were proposing to drop
> > categories, but probably you were not.
> >
> > --
> > Alessio (molok) Bolognino
> >
> no if I was proposing something I would have started a new thread. It
> was just to see what others were thinking about it.

May be categories should be dropped and a tag systems installed, so that
a package could belong to multiple tags.
As in drpython, the IDE for python, this one could belong to devel and
editors at the same time.

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