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On 10/04/2009 11:05 AM, Andreas Schneider wrote:
what I really miss sometimes is the information which
toolkit or desktop
environment an application is for.
Qt, GTK, CLI
Sometimes I want to know if it is a compiled application or just a script.
Binary, Python, Perl, Ruby
It would be nice if such things would be in the description or some extra
Maybe the software portal or zypper is able to get the information from the
We could certainly guesstimate which environment it is for by analyzing
the Requires of a package, indeed.
We are currently not parsing+storing Requires nor Provides, but it can
be added. We'll have to add Provides support anyway, for another feature.
Detecting whether it's a script or a compiled binary is somewhat more
difficult, because you often end up with packages that contain both.
But if it doesn't require glibc and instead requires some shebang, then,
yes, it is a pure script. Which shebang is required could then be used
to detect whether it's python, bash, perl, ruby, or whatnot.
The software portal could show little icons and zypper
could print it in the
Yes, feasible in theory. Time to implement is another issue ;)
-o) Pascal Bleser http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/
/\\ <pascal.bleser(a)skynet.be> <guru(a)unixtech.be>
_\_v The more things change, the more they stay insane.
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