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Re: Applications install should be idiot proof



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Seth Vidal wrote:

> 
> 
> On Sun, 26 Jul 2009, Nelson Chan wrote:
> 
>> i've just read 
>> 
http://blogs.computerworld.com/ubuntu_to_make_linux_application_
installation_idiot_proof he got
>> a pretty good idea, see the 2nd last paragraph: """
>> I may know that Amarok, Banshee, Rhythmbox, and Songbird are 
all noteworthy Linux music players,
>> but come on! Does anyone beside another Linux expert know 
that? Letting users choose a program
>> by say clicking on "music player" and then picking one makes 
all the sense in the world.
>> """
>> The idea is that newbies are likely have no idea what 
amarok,rhythmbox are, so does other
>> applications  Totem, abiword, Brasero..etc.  what they know 
are the general type of the software
>> --- Music player, movie player, office suite, CD/DVD 
burner...
>> Also i tried to search for "music player" in Add/Remove 
Software, interestingly, it gives
>> extremely odd and pointless result..(try that yourself)
>> So i can see why newbies are pull their hair off and *CAN"T 
GET THINGS DONE*, and claim *fedora
>> sucks* See this fact, i think that we should classify some 
applications under their type.
>> For instance,  have   Rhythmbox, amarok ..etc  under "Music 
Player"
>> 
>> The above is just a suggestion, hoping to help brain storming 
more better approaches.
>> But i think that the idea is kinda a must for Windows and Mac 
OS X users to get comfort with
>> Linux/fedora.
>>
> 
> something on track for Fedora 13 is tags for packages. So you 
can add
> arbitrary keywords/phrases for packages that then yum/PK can 
search on.
> 
> 
> -sv

Would these be a comps-like system? Could they replace comps 
with tags like -required and -recommended tag suffixes (my 
knowledge of the inner working of comps is limited)? Or would 
they be marked in pkgdb or the spec file? Links to information 
would be nice; I'd like such a system :) .

- --Ben
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