[packagekit] inclusion of "social software" functionalities?
hughsient at gmail.com
Tue May 26 09:20:57 PDT 2009
On Sun, 2009-05-10 at 16:24 +0200, Roberto -MadBob- Guido wrote:
> Do someone ever discussed possible inclusion of "social software"
> functionalities in PackageKit?
Well, I think this lies in a higher, session-based, layer above
> In particular contexts (the popular Ubuntu packaging system, Entropy by
> Sabayon...) already has been included functions such as sharing of rating
> votes and comments about installed packages, accessible directly into the
> package manager by other users wanting to install the same components, and
> may be a good idea to formalize access to those addictional informations
> since early releases of PackageKit (so to avoid to do it later, with more
> effort in converge everything).
Right, for the UI, we need to move to an "application driven" approach,
not a package driven model like we have now.
> Differently from package managers abstraction, handling "social" data access
> may be provided by distribution-specific drivers (everyone, Fedora and Debian
> and so on, provides its own preferred database of comments and votes on the
> web, and implements interface for PackageKit), or on a "source of
> information" basis ("That came from KDE-apps.org, that from the Slackware's
> users wiki...").
The problem is specifying a common name. Do we rate the package or the
application? How do we tie application names to versions to a website?
> May this argument be interesting into the PackageKit development?
> If the (until now, very superficial) idea likes, I can elaborate a more formal
> proposal to be discussed. Waiting for comments.
Yes, we need to work out a way to do this properly. Sorry for the delay,
I've been on honeymoon for the last week or so.
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