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



On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Matthias Clasen<mclasen redhat com> wrote:
> 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

Yeah looks good but I would rather not show screenshots in this view
(or atleast not different sized ones).
A short description + icon should be enough.
Have a "show more" link that contains a longer description +
screenshots and a "Install Now" link.
Pretty much like it is done in Apples Appstore

> This obviously needs the helping hand of a web designer.
>
> For F12, this would probably be not much more than a static web page.

Static? Doesn't scale (unless you would want to do it just for specific apps)

> Rating and similar ideas described in
> http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ApplicationInstaller will
> come later.

mockup links are dead.


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