proficiency-level tag for debian packages
Pardon me if this has already been discussed, but I wonder if there
should be a tag in debian packages indicating the a minimum proficiency
level that a user should have in order for a package to be useful to the
For example, a package like OpenOffice or Firefox are end-user
applications which most users (even those completely unfamiliar with
linux) would have a good chance at understanding and being able to use.
On the other hand, a package like nmap might not be something my
Grandma would be wanting to use every day, and thus it might be better
to have a higher proficiency-level rating for such a package.
The motivation for such a thing is that it would make it possible for
package-management tools to operate in an "easy" mode which would only
display (or display in a separate category) packages which have a
proficiency-rating < x. This would be very handy in that it would
permit using Debian and an apt frontend like synaptic to make it easy
for more-or-less "computer-illiterate" people to install new packages
which match their skill-level, without having to wade through hundreds
of libraries and technical tools which they would never use.
Perhaps there's a better way to accomplish this, but the ability to
limit the display of packages in this manner is something that it seems
would be beneficial to have.