Re: We need easier installation.
On Fri, Oct 23, 1998 at 10:46:13PM +0100, M.C. Vernon wrote:
> > And how. It is very inconvenient to have to go through the text-mode
> > configuration question-and-answer interspersed with byte-code
> > compilation and other time-consuming tasks.
> > >
> > > gimp: <descript>
> > >
> > > Application: Develop graphics for a variety of purposes, web pages, icons,
> > > backgrounds, photo touch-up, etc
> > > blah, blah, blah
> > This could be addressed by clarifying package descriptions or by
> > adding a new field
> > purpose:
> The problem is: who decides which are the good editors, and which are the
> good games and the good maths packages.....?
Perhaps what we need is a way to propagate package reviews. We could
distribute simple databases of packages with personal recommendations.
Therefore, if you find that there are a couple of people whose reviews
you like, you can use their recommendations.
> vi and emacs are both feature-laden text editors, but most people seem to
> think that one is wonderful and one is err..... ;)
I can imagine this to be linked to deslect/apt such that
administrators can browse this information when they need to.
Perhaps, it could be accessible from the web such that the databases
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