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Re: Bug#572374: please consider Section: Education

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 01:40:07PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> I agree with Andreas here: we already have other ways to classify software, in
> particular with the Debtags, and to group packages, in particular with the
> Blends tasks, so fragmenting the sections will only introduce doubts and
> controversy about multi-purpose software.

Yes, but as long as we are also using the archive sections, we should improve

> How about renaming the Science section “Science and Education” (or “Education
> and Scicence”, it does not matter to me). The content of the ‘Section’ field in
> the Debian control files could stay ‘science’, since if I understand the
> problem, what matters here is the processed information that our users see on
> our website.

We will always have software fitting in several section, and we never will solve
that problem as long as we use them. What you propose sounds like a bad
workaround, specially because I can understand “Science and Education” as 
application that are both: science and education. Would linguistic apps fit there?

Neither we can have sections for everything but in the case of educative 
software I think we have plenty of software falling under this category.


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