[Shr-Devel] An app idea
delian2 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 19:20:30 CEST 2010
2010/6/15 Esben Damgaard <maillist at hvemder.dk>
> I would like some opinions on my idea, so I'm writing here.
> I miss an application that can show the available applications. So some
> sort of frontend to opkg. It should only show actual applications and not
> libraries, so to make this possible there needs to be a downloadable list
> the program can get of which categories/apps there are.
> This could be something like opkg.org, except there would only be programs
> that are in the official repositories. But I like the concept that a lot of
> people can maintain the list of apps to show. I don't think the site should
> be used by end users though. If the site would be for end users, there would
> be a lot more work to do (so I don't like that..).
> I could make both these things, but I'd appreciate some help with the
> Freerunner application. But if I'm going to work on the application, it
> should be made with Vala and elementary.
> The web application I could easily make myself in PHP and MySQL. Nothing
> fancy, just something that does the job.
> What do people think?
I think it's a good idea :)
I don't know if opkg can have apps split by categories but the idea of a
simple (I suggest a basic xml) list of "apps" seems good to me ( I agree,
dev managed list ).
Since opkg seems very slow on queries ( dev: why? ) maybe could be a good
idea to create a parallel db ( I suggest sqlite ). I'm thinking about the
relation between portage and eix ( if someone use or had use gentoo )
On the frontend, I'd like a simple interface with category and an app detail
with a short description ( and a screenshot maybe ).
Even if it's not a crucial point in SHR development at the moment, I think
it's a good point to focus giving another usability point to SHR.
For working on the application, I don't know vala - I know C, C++,C# and a
little of python - , but I promised myself to learn it and this could be a
good pretext :)
Marco aka Delian
On IRC freenode: /marco
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