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Re: A PackageKit browser plugin

Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 00:44 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

Focusing an interface strickly for users...doesn't help us inteact
with users in a way that actually matters. Users talking among
themselves does not lead to better package quality nor additional
contributor manpower.

This is not an effort to improve package quality or gain new
contributors. This is an effort to make life of users better. It is not about packages, but about applications. Is it really so hard to see that
the use cases and requirements for this are totally different from the
pkgdb ?

Jeff's point however, is that one web application can, and should, easily accommodate those goals while still exposing a completely different interface to the contributors. Perhaps the argument should be made that no matter where the 'comment database' ends up it... the pkdb interface should be able to show those same comments to the contributors.

If a 'different website' is used for the general user to view/rate/install applications that probably works just fine, as long as the contributors do not have to then go find that source of feedback separately. The comments and ratings given on that website could just as easily be accessed/viewed from the pkdb for contributors as well.

Andrew Farris <lordmorgul gmail com> www.lordmorgul.net
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