[packagekit] Replace groups with tags

Ali Sabil ali.sabil at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 16:04:12 PDT 2007

On 10/30/07, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 22:36 +0100, Ali Sabil wrote:
> > I would like to ask what do you think about replacing Groups with Tags
> > in PackageKit, so that for example the OpenOffice Draw application
> > would be in both Office and Graphics ?
> Well, I don't think it's a bad idea at all - you just have to change the
> definition of "group" :-)
> Seriously, the group list is just a way of saying "what groups could you
> recognize" and search-group is a way of saying "return me all the
> packages that are in this group". There's _no_ limit saying that a
> package can only belong to one group.
> So I think it's totally sane of returning openoffice-draw for "pkcon
> search group office" and "pkcon search group graphics".
> Does that make sense?
> Richard.


Yes, currently this is possible for search-group, but not for
get-description. Maybe get-description should allow attaching 1
primary Group, and then a set of secondary groups ? Or even better
have a priority attached to each Group the package belongs to ?


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