[pacman-dev] pacman tag support

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 05:34:45 EDT 2008

On 8/21/08, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 10:45 AM, Ronald van Haren <pressh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I much prefer a new field to include categories/tags as I think it is
>> more use friendly. Besides that people tend to forget things and start
>> writing 'groups=(kde)' where groups=(category:kde) should have been.
> Even if we come to the agreement that a new field is better, what Nagy
> said still holds.
> Groups and categories are both some kind of tags to packages.
> A huge part of their implementation will by consequent be the same and
> should be shared.
> So in my opinion, the brainstorming should go in that direction, to
> find out if that is possible and how to do it.
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I suppose we could share a lot of the code with the groups field. I'm
willing to look into it and start writing some new patches, but only
after we come to an agreement that a new field is better.

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