[Slackbuilds-users] categories/tags

Slacker slacker at slaphappygeeks.com
Tue Aug 4 19:59:06 UTC 2015

I personally would like to see such a browse by category option on SBo.

Someone recently posted a similar link to the FreeBSD equivalent which 
was an excellent format.

If a visitor really doesn't know what they are looking for this would 
provide the most useful navigational organization in my opinion. I find 
tag groupings can seem somewhat arbitrary, whereas with categories you 
can know "where you are" in a hierarchy, even if you don't know the 
whole landscape. This allows you to build a mental map and learn to 
navigate that landscape whereas tags can seem more transitory.

So +1 for navigable categories with list format and short descriptions.


On 08/04/2015 09:45 AM, Petar Petrov wrote:
> Hi.
> I was reading the categories/tags discussion.
> I think people would mostly browse SBo by Category, if they just want to
> get an idea of what's in the repo or casually looking for something that
> may be useful.
> The problem is that the programs' names are often not related to what the
> software actually does. Therefore, a short description next to the name may
> make things clearer and give the reader a quick explanation of what the
> program is for. Something like this:
> http://www.student.oulu.fi/~ppetrov/temp/image4198.png
> <https://outlook.office365.com/owa/redir.aspx?REF=Zhh7BjII0EPKPs6tbV5BiRA25WzipQhwwdEU84tHrUonraeY45zSCAFodHRwOi8vd3d3LnN0dWRlbnQub3VsdS5maS9-cHBldHJvdi90ZW1wL2ltYWdlNDE5OC5wbmc.>
> The "Description" column lists the short description in brackets from the
> slack-desc file of each entry
> just a thought...
> bye
> Petar
> PS: I changed my email address.
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