Re: Announcing Debian Package Tags
On 01-May-03, 15:10 (CDT), Joshua Haberman <email@example.com> wrote:
> * Steve Greenland (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > On 30-Apr-03, 17:47 (CDT), Jacob Hall?n <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Other usefulpackage tags would be source language (C, C++, Python, Perl, Ruby
> > > etc.)
> > Why? If the package performs the functionality requested, why should you
> > care what the source language is?
> Is it a problem to have too much information (within reason)?
Yes, exactly, it *IS* a problem. Having too many keywords (tags,
whatever) is at least as bad as having too few. Confusion, don't you
> If someone was planning to write a GNOME application in Python,
> they might want to see examples of existing software using this
That's not the purpose of tags. The purpose of tags is to help users
find software they want to use for a particular purpose.
And anyway, it's trivial to find the kind of thing you're looking for,
just search for dependencies on both "python" and "libgnome" (yeah, I
know those aren't the exactly correct names, but you know what I mean.)
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net