RFD: proposed new (likely virtual) category, education
pauamma at gundo.com
Sat Jul 18 03:09:41 UTC 2020
This category would comprise ports that are mainly educational in nature
or purpose, such as:
- course-writing or course-delivery applications,
- classroom or school management applications (eg, scheduling classes),
- applications, utilities, or games primarily or substantially designed
to help the user learn a specific topic or study in general, like typing
tutors, flashcard applications, or educational games.
This category would be useful because some of these applications are in
non-obvious categories, making them hard to find if you don't already
know about them. For instance, if I had not already known about anki or
mnemosyne, I don't think it would have occurred to me to look for them
Based on a search of the port tree for the strings "educat" and "learn"
and weeding out obvious false positives, the following 72 ports appear
to belong in that category:
Observant readers will notice that there are 10 misc/* ports in that
category. I do not, however, know whether that is enough to justify
making it a physical category with all the additional work involved.
Things that would need to be changed if that proposal is accepted:
- The Makefiles for all these ports
- The section on port categories of the Porter's Handbook
- Possibly other things I'm missing
All comments or constructive criticism gratefully accepted.
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