On Tue, 8 Mar 2005, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Le mardi 08 mars 2005 à 18:01 +0100, Dag Wieers a écrit :
> Michael, my point is, if almost everything will be in Extras, what use
> does it have to tag them the same way ? I'd much rather have something
> explicit for that purpose, like:
> Than something that you will use as a default tag but has no practical
> use other than this. In fact, if there are other uses besides the
> TopLevel/SubLevel and the real category, I'd much rather have those
> explicitly defined and named now too :)
I disagree. If you put very explicit stuff like this in each menu entry
you spread policy over a large number of packages. That makes it real
hard to change it later.
Policy is decided later based on the tags. I don't put policy inside of
the packages. But you have to have something to hold on to.
Much better to put informative stuff here and have the centralised
logic decide what to do with it (and I hope someday each individual
system user will be able to decide things like "I want all entries with
this tag in a separate menu" or "I want all stuff with this tag to be
Sure, that's the aim. But you won't be able to do that with a generic
X-Fedora-Extra tag that matches 95% of your packages.
You have to have descriptive tags to base a policy on, what else do you
But as Paul said, maybe this discussion belongs to freedesktop.org
question remains, what is the use of X-Fedora-Extra if all packages are
tagged with it.
-- dag wieers, dag(a)wieers.com, http://dag.wieers.com/
[all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]