Bug#622274: Better visibility of "what can you do with Debian" on the Debian main page
[#622274 in CC]
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 05:47:18PM +0200, Adrian von Bidder wrote:
> Linking to blends and/or subprojects would be addressing target groups,
> which would probably be useful.
I do really like this suggestion!
> My proposal (which is orthogonal) is linking to applications, just to show
> that Debian is not just an operating system as defined on our title page
> ("set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run.")
I recently wondered if we should use the (buzz word) "application
store". I do not really like buzz words but we are de facto what people
understand behind this word. I have no idea if we might be able to do
better with the wording because usually you *buy* something in a store,
but Debian is some place where you get things for free.
> * a new page, prominently listing the top applications (tbd - but the
> target group is the "average user", so this would probably include stuff
> like libreoffice, iceweasel, apache/php/mysql and other web stuff etc.; then
> mention kde and gnome and perhaps point to their application pages, and
> possibly include a "more stuff" link, pointing to a package db browsable by
> debtags/categories (does this already exist? Offline right now, can't
> * obviously needs to link to "how can I install this stuff" information
> * should not be a wall of text like so many of our pages are. all the
> applications I've mentioned above have a logo...
Sounds good. When reading the first items I was thinking: This might
become a longish page with a lot of text before we might come to the
Blends / subgroups point. But using somehow graphic representations
might make this suggestion quite interesting. (But we should make sure
that target users for Debian Accessibility can also understand this
> Should I do a draft of such an "applications" page? Let's not get into
> fights on which application should be listed (yet) - we can always make it a
> dynamic page and list a random selection of applications... :-)
Yes, please do.
BTW, what about a Tag Cloud of applications regarding to popcon (and I
really mean "applications" not libraries and basic system requirements).
> Again: maybe we also could/should link to subprojects/blends/... that
> address specific target user groups - it's just a thought I had after
> reading that discussion.
Thanks for pushing things foreward