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Re: fedora-pkgdb: make it discoverable on browser home page?



On Mon, 2009-08-24 at 14:36 +0200, drago01 wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 9:35 PM, Toshio Kuratomi<a badger gmail com> wrote:
> > On 08/23/2009 10:50 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >
> >> Aren't we pitching Fedora Community interface as the end user facing
> >> thing, going forward? It seems some of these features will overlap or
> >> duplicate it.
> >>
> > It's possible.  The packagedb is going to be the backend for the Fedora
> > Community Front end so it had to get written this summer so that work on
> > the front-end can proceed.
> 
> For the front-end to be end user suitable it should:
> 
> * List applications rather than packages
> * Group them
> * Provide some kind of rating system to show "best rated" or "most downloaded"
> * Use the application icon if it has one
> * Make use of the packagekit browser plugin for installation
> 
> But just letting the user search for random packages should not be the
> goal imho.


Very good points. I very much agree that a list of applications is what
we want here. Fedora Community is not really filling that niche, since
is very much focused on the 'project' aspect of Fedora.

In fact, I have been toying with the idea to make a 'Cool applications
for Fedora' style page, using the PackageKit browser plugin. A very
crude test of the idea can be seen here: 

http://people.redhat.com/mclasen/Screenshot-Applications%20for%
20Fedora.png

This obviously needs the helping hand of a web designer. 

For F12, this would probably be not much more than a static web page.
Rating and similar ideas described in
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ApplicationInstaller will
come later.


Matthias


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