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Re: Group by functionality or family? [WAS: Bug#187245:galeon-snapshot: idiotic section change]

On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 10:14:04AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> > Well, I'd go to aptitude's categorical browser, scroll down to "sound
> > and music", then pick "music notation", and there's lilypond and just
> > one screen full of other stuff.
> > 
> > Which I think, illistrates that these new archive sections are nothing
> > more than a patch on a dead-end system. Maybe they'll keep it tottering
> > along for a little while, but it's got no future.
> Completely agreed.
> I know there's been a ton of inconclusive discussion about different
> systems for this in the past, but I think we really should at least pick
> *something* and use it, even if it's not 100% clear it's the absolute
> best thing.

Concerning this, I'd like to point everybody to
http://debian.vitavonni.de/packagebrowser and the corresponding
announcement on this list (without replies) from Erich,
<20030323222023.GA6585@bombadil.xmldesign.de>. There, you can see
aptitude's categories Joey is talking about above and you can add new
categories (please think twice) and above all, put your own packages
into proper categories for later inclusion in aptitude (and other
package management frontends eventually).

Thanks a lot to Erich for doing this, btw.

The big advantage of using this with aptitude is that we don't need to
change policy for the time being while the user experience will get
enhanced appreciably when sarge releases. We *can* do this in time for
the next release!


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