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Re: A PackageKit browser plugin

On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 11:32:29 -0800
"Jeff Spaleta" <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
> wrote:
> > Email notifications to package owners when comments are made is
> > almost certainly a desirable feature. Catch me or robin on IRC if
> > you want to discuss things in more detail.
> Email.. take it or leave it. Some people will think its noise..
> there's no win-win for email notification as a feature.
> What I care about is trying to minimize the number of different web
> interfaces that I or any other contributor needs to interact with to
> get things done..including communicating with users about the specific
> packages.  We already have a web interface for packagedb related
> items. Is this new interface that you are working on meant to be a
> replacement to what we currently have at
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/ ?  Or is it meant to supplement
> it?  I would strongly suggest working towards replacing the current
> interface that both contributors and users are expected to interact
> with. If I'm going to be expected to use the existing
> interface...while users are expected to use a new and completely
> different interface...we've widened the communication gap..even with
> email notifications turned on.


The target audiences are different.  The package database is (mostly)
targeted at people interested in the plumbing of Fedora.  The
(upcoming) application list is targeted at people who are looking for
applications to install and 'do stuff' with.  It isn't quite ready for a
public bashing yet (next week), but the feature page is here:


To be clear, we're getting our information from the package DB (among
other places).

Also, Owen's plugin should be easy to add to package DB as well.


Robin Norwood
Red Hat, Inc.

"The Sage does nothing, yet nothing remains undone."
-Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

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