Am 01.03.12, 12:05 +0100 schrieb Thomas Schmidt:
As part of the current boosters sprint which aims
the appstream project into our distribution we would like to enhance
the web view on our packages at software.o.o/search.
Great and very much appreciated. Usability could really be improved.
With the final target of an web-based appstore we
began thinking of
how to display a package (app) to the user.
The challenge is to make available the matrix of different OS versions,
repositories and package versions in a clear way while making it easy for
the standard user to get the latest stable version for his OS without getting
We see almost non relevant search results and have often enough to page
through for what we want. Most of this comes due to versions mixing in and
due to different repositories offering the same package, of course with
modifications. Your current design looks to clean that up.
The page locks very clear, which appears nice. I like it.
As said, during the search come currently many many results up. One thing
I like in modern search forms for example in OBS or susestudio is the
presentation during typing in the search letters.
When typing in kate I would like to see Kate results first. If there is a
package called kate with all lower letters then that of course on top.
Packages like Kate-lang-de could follow later.
It would be cool if the search form can make a difference between searched
projects and theyr version number. So the search form (or page) lists real
packages first, if the user found the correct one she/he can proceed to
the right distribution and then go to whatever version is prefered.
It looks as your design covers that allready. Then take it as a
The "Go to OBS Project" link is missed.
I can imagine that the following runs out of scope for your project, but
it is highly related. The nice Direct Install button would look good
above Ubuntu and Fedora packages. Without that convenient one click
install mechanism most user run screaming to each respective distribution
as they feel lost os like second class users compared to openSUSE/SUSE.
Feedback appreciated :-)
Thanks for working on that.
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