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



On 08/24/2009 07:31 AM, Matthias Clasen 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
> 
> 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.
> 
> 
Looks like it has good potential.  By F13 you might be able to back some
of this with information in the PackageDB (or we could integrate the
serverside with the packagedb).  mbacovsk is working on adding
screenshots, icons, and some heuristics to determine if something is an
application or not.

-Toshio

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