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[opensuse-project] Repository descriptions
- From: Thomas Hertweck <Thomas.Hertweck@xxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 17:48:13 +0100
- Message-id: <465B07CD.8070204@xxxxxx>
A bit of feedback:
The descriptions for various opensuse-related software repositories on
the opensuse website[*] are rather disappointing, i.e. a user does not
know what these repositories offer. Therefore, it's difficult to know
and decide which repository might be worth adding as installation
source. This is not such a big problem for experienced opensuse users
but it is one in particular for new SuSE users. Just a few examples:
- Packman: Packman offers various additional packages for openSUSE.
- Guru: Guru's RPM site contains packages optimized for i686 and x86_64.
- suser-jengelh: Various packages from the suser-jengelh repository.
- Schiele: More packages for various SUSE releases by Robert Schiele can
be found here. Some of them are new packages, some of them are just
updated packages from the original SUSE ones, and some just fix bugs
when SUSE does not provide these bug fixes.
- Scorot: Scorot is another repository with many packages.
- suser-oc2pus: Various Packages since Suse 8.2.
- suser-liviudm: Various packages by Liviu Damian.
Well, it's not really surprising that the repository "suser-jengelh"
contains "various packages from the suser-jengelh repository", isn't it?
I understand that some repositories are huge and thus it's difficult to
come up with a better description without going into too much detail.
However, it would be great if the maintainers of those repositories (or
somebody else with knowledge what these repositories actually offer)
could expand the description and at least mention the categories of
software that one might expect when adding the repositories. Maybe
someone else has an idea how to improve the current situation...
I am not sure whether this topic belongs here (because it's about
community software repositories) or on the opensuse-wiki list (because
it's about the website). Anyway, it's a bit of feedback.
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