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Bug#144046: general: Sections are not finely grained

On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 04:15:45PM +0200, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> 	Users need a hierachical layout in order to find software. Keyword
> by themselves are not that much useful since they would be only appropiate
> to the language used. Several disadvantages:
> 1.- more difficult to translate than sections

This is a policy issue.  If you restrict the set of keywords you can
translate them.

> 2.- are not organised hierarchicaly (sp?)

This is a policy issue.  You reserve all keywords starting with / as part of
a hierarchy, then you can add keywords like /graphic/3d/modeller or whatever
hierarchical tree you want.  This is one easy way to do it.

> 3.- difficult to represent graphically in a package-administration gui
> (sections are easily represented as trees).

This again is just a matter of policy.  You can use all keywords starting
with a / for a tree representation and all others for searching.  Or
whatever floats your boat.

Well, I guess all the confusion stems from the fact that just saying
"Keyword" system doesn't at all specify what you mean.  You need the policy
along with it to say what advantages and is advantages the system has.


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