Re: Categorization of packages (was Re: Aptitude, ARs)
On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 05:14:41PM -0500, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 11:54:41AM -0800, Osamu Aoki <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> > At the same time, current "Categorical Browser" can be fed with a data
> > generated with keyword approach. This latter was the thing I was
> > considering since tagging package is time consuming and directly
> > creating Daniel's current feed data is a bit too tedious and error
> > prone.
> This would be a good place to point out that the category generator
> isn't particularly tied to its current data source; anything that stores
> a DAG should be usable (although obviously some input formats are going to
> be easier to parse than others :) )
Yes. That's why I like aptitude.
> > I agree.
> > I think it will be more like:
> > desktop/gnome/wordprocessor -> abiword
> > desktop/wordprocessor/gnome -> abiword
> > desktop/wordprocessor/tex -> lyx
> > ...
> > I usually have patience to look at up to 25 (1 screen).
> > 25*25*25 = 15625 branch ends.
> That's only true if it's balanced; remember that about half those
> packages are editors ;-) Also, some leaves might appear in multiple
Yes. That is why at least 3 levels are needed for current Debian
archive. You always made a small sub group if the belong to both
branch. But since these cross over sub-category are created manually,
it is not much used. In Daniels sub-categorization, I was observing
editor-wordprocessor-tex node contain lyx package
editor-wordprocessor and tex-tools nodes both contain
editor-wordprocessor-tex node as sub-node
Also some sub-category can cross over (tex and editor) but some are just
subdivision of the other (game --> game-action, game-tetris, ...).
Anyway, freshmeet categorization is interesting. I extracted its keys
from the source of its web page :-) Instead of pushin current
categorization, I may choose to use that one.
> > > > Ehm, when I hit 'l' I get:
> > > >
> > > > |Enter the new package tree limit:
> > > > |!~v
> > > >
> > > > Without a 'Help' Button. Doesn't look very intuitive for me.
> > >
> > > I never claimed it was intuitive. :P
> > Yah. :-) I can tell you that even with [HELP] button, it is not very
> > intuitive for me. But it will b useful :-)
> > Can you change [?] in New categorical browser to display this
> > information. Also please add pointer to 'l' in menu.
> Which information?
> "l" isn't in the menu for technical reasons :(
As you said in document:
> PACKAGES ===> LIMIT ===> GROUP POLICY 1 ===> (GROUP POLICIES 2..N) ==> TREE
> Packages come from the package cache (on the left) and are filtered
> through the tree's display limit, followed by any number of grouping
> policies. Each grouping policy will take action on a package based
> on the rules for that policy: it may discard the package altogether,
> it may insert it into a tree, or it may pass it onto the next
> grouping policy. These policies are produced by "grouping policy
> factories". Grouping policy factories are classes which, as the name
> suggests, have a method which produces a grouping policy when called
> They are essentially closures hacked into C++.
I thought 'l' gives some way to "limit". Where is its documentation
other than the source code. Or you mesn it does not work yet?
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