Application for GSoC Project - Package WebUI

Mark markg85 at
Fri Mar 28 20:54:09 UTC 2008

2008/3/28, Izhar Firdaus <kagesenshi.87 at>:
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 12:07 AM, Mark <markg85 at> wrote:
>  >  I read things where it seems like it's gonna be a AIO (All in one)
>  >  webapp for normal users and developers and i read things where it's
>  >  for normal users only.
> AIO sounds more like a target for MyFedora .. a one stop place to
>  access everything Fedora .. while PackageWebUI/PkgDB would be focusing
>  on things surrounding packages, and try to be good at it.
What's the point in having both? So the AIO in MyFedora and than again
a part of it in WebUI.. What i can understand is making one AIO and
make some sections of it so configurable that for a user it looks like
2 different applications
1. developers stuff
2. new user stuff

>  >
>  >  I personally think that IF this is gonna be made and done as a GSoC
>  >  project than better make it a AIO project which has everything the
>  >  developers need (basically koji) and has everything the normal users
>  >  need (WebUI/PkgDB etc) and perhaps add in bugzilla reports per
>  >  application. so for example. when i look (as a user) on the firefox
>  >  page i see something simular of that what i made + a sidebar (or
>  >  something else) that contains many developer links like: Bugzilla
>  >  Reports. When clicked on that all the bugs that are filled against
>  >  firefox will also be available (as a list) in the package..
>  >
>  >  this would be the way to go if you ask me but than it isn't just a
>  >  WebUI for fedora's packages anymore.. it's WAY more. Also the things
>  >  that you (John) want to show in this is already nearly everything a
>  >  developer needs so that's also why i think it would be best to make a
>  >  AIO program of this.
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 2:56 AM, Mark <markg85 at> wrote:
>  > Just found something that would probably fit nicely in this project as well.
>  >  When you simply list the applications that are under a category you
>  >  _could_ get a simple list.. or you could get a (still simple) list
>  >  with some more information [1] which will be nice for new users.
>  >  Expereinced users might also find it nice to have.
>  >
>  >  Take a look at this link [1]. I especially like the reting behind it.
>  >  Now another good example of this is the *-look sites (kde-look,
>  >  gnome-look, xfce-look etc....
> +1 .. though i would prefer labels/tag approach rather than fixed categories
thanx. it's just about how it looks. the tags stuff is indeed better
to use here because the koji database seems to use it a lot and works
out quite nice. and i would also provide the user to choose between
list view (little info) and More info (which would be the one i just
showed here).

Another idea that i just thought of was the option for the person
visiting a package to have the ability to "notify" the package owners
of a new package. A condition i would add is that before the user can
actually submit the new release link he will get a list with all the
current known versions of that package to prevent useless input.

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