On 05/30/2018 05:40 PM, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
gedit.spec:Tags: editors gnome-desktop gtk leafpad.spec:Tags: editors xfce-desktop gtk nano.spec:Tags: editors
- <group of volunteers works for weeks on new list of groups, which is a way shorter>
Or perhaps _fixed_ groups should be abandoned altogether. http://freshcode.club works and not too bad. People make their own tags there. One just needs to clean up obvious duplicates ("editor" vs "editors" or something) every now and then.
You have a very good point. And is not so different from reality in other distros. For example, Debian has been using package tags for a number of years in addition to groups. This makes it much easier to find things you want. Here's an example,
and then look at the right to refine these things. This then becomes a kind of self-organized free-form indexing which makes much more sense than static groups.
On the other hand, static groups also exist. This allows people to see what packages they have installed in a given group. But it is probably less useful to search for new packages.