Re: Debian Usability Research
On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 02:30:30PM -0600, J.Brown (Ender/Amigo) wrote:
> User A wants to install a graphical mail client for KDE, but this is a
> minimal system to installing a 'desktop' task package isn't exactly the
> best option. How would the user find out what mail clients are available
> in Debian? Apt tools are great if you know what you want to install, but
> with the large amount of software in the repository what about a user that
> is just getting started?
> You could say, "Well, look at packages in Section mail.. or it might be
> in section net.. or section X11... Well hopefully in all of them." - so
> are a bunch of MTAs and other useless (in this situation) clients.
Easy task using aptitude's category browser. See
http://debian.vitavonni.de/packagebrowser for the available categories.