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



On 08/26/2009 02:33 AM, drago01 wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Martin Bacovsky<mbacovsk redhat com> wrote:
>> On Monday 24 August 2009 14:36:09 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
>>>
>>
>> This was actually the goal of Amber project https://fedorahosted.org/amber/wiki/Definition. The project stalled for almost a year. Then I wanted to join and take over  Amber development but we decided to better move the features into  pkgdb and work together.
> 
> I don't think pkgdb is the right place for this it can serve as a
> backend (better would be to just access the underlying db directly,
> for performance reasons), but the frontend is to developer and package
> oriented.
> 

* You might be right.  Tying this into fedora community is a possibility.
* Since the backend lives in the pkgdb, there needs to be some sort of
UI there.  The packagedb has grown a lost of end user features over the
summer so the focus is no longer so developer-centric and this goes
along with it.

-Toshio

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