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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Difference between GNOME:Community, Stable, and Unstable
  • From: Rakhesh Sasidharan <rakheshster@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 09:51:00 -0800 (PST)
  • Message-id: <20061211175100.6576.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thank you for explaining that. Adding repositories should be made easy, but more than that I'd say there should be some page somewhere explaining what these repositories are. Kind like how Joe explained it. Since these repos could be broken etc, we don't want them to be too easy for in-experienced users to add them and break things; but there definitely should be some write up somewhere on what this is all abt. As of now all that there is is that there's the Suse Build Service, and this location here is the repository ..........

Rakhesh

----- Original Message ----
From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxx>
To: opensuse-buildservice@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 8:12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Difference between GNOME:Community, Stable, and Unstable


Joe Shaw wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-12-10 at 01:45 -0800, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
>> Also, I find folders for "Archiving:" and "editors" and "Banshee" and
>> so on -- am I supposed to go through each and add them individually as
>> a repo, or is there a single repo or something which sort of includes
>> all these? Why are they classified like these into categories, in the
>> first place? Do I need to add them, or are these just the software
>> that was already installed on my system?

[...]

> There isn't (at present, anyway) an Ubuntuesque concept of a "universe"
> repository, which is more or less a dumping ground for whatever packages
> people want. Although the multiple repositories might be a little
> harder to use(*), it does mean that you get only the software you're
> interested in, and is less likely to break your system.
>
> (*) IMO, it's only harder to use right now because it lacks a search
> interface. Once it has one of those, that lets you search by project
> name, package name, and inside package descriptions, it'll be a whole
> lot easier to find specific pieces of software.

I agree, it is technically superior to the big dumping ground.

Nevertheless, it is a lot less user-friendly, especially for less
experienced users.
One might argue that less experienced users shouldn't touch anything
that's not on the distribution with a stick but reality is different
(and e.g. quickly having the latest KDE packages _does_ provide a
competitive advantage to SUSE Linux IMO).

Searching is one thing, but adding repositories should be made easier
too. A more-or-less one-click-installation for YaST2 would be very
helpful (we already have the .repo files).
Add a MIME type, hook a YaST2 frontend to it in Firefox and Konqueror.
Including .repo links in search results.

my 0.02€

cheers
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