Request for comments: port-tags
tobez at FreeBSD.org
Wed Nov 9 06:32:37 PST 2005
On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 04:46:34PM +0100, Anton Berezin wrote:
> I would like to point http://bsd2.be/port-tags/ to you, and hopefully
> get you to check it out and make your comments and suggestions.
> Below is the contents of http://bsd2.be/about-port-tags.html:
> Port-tags is like del.icio.us [http://del.icio.us/] for FreeBSD ports
> The idea is to make ports classification easier and more convenient.
> Instead of using predefined and limited set of port categories,
> port-tags uses short one-word descriptions called tags. A port can have
> an arbitrary number of tags associated with it. One can use the web
> interface (and maybe a command-line interface in the future) to view
> only the ports that have particular tags associated with them. This
> process is very efficient in narrowing down the number of sought ports.
It occured to me from some IRC conversations and from observing the
access log, is that a number of people only try to click on a single tag
at a time (producing understandable "so what?" reaction).
The real advantage of the interface is that, once a particular tag is
chosen, the "Related tags" cloud appears, allowing one to limit the
subset of matching ports even further.
"devel" is useless. "devel+mail" is much more useful.
Just to be clear on this point.
An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.
-- Robert A. Humphrey
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