[Slackbuilds-users] Keywords?

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Thu May 12 19:59:54 UTC 2011

Site admins/developers, how much trouble would it be to have the site
include the keywords when displaying package details? Currently there
doesn't seem to be a way for users to see the keywords... this can be
confusing if a search result is found because of a keyword in the search
term, but its package name and README don't mention the keyword. It might
even be nice to also display the keywords on the search results page...?

Also it'd be a nice feature for package maintainers. Currently we
can leave the keywords field blank when updating a package, or add
keywords... but if we can't tell what the keywords were, how are we
going to know one needs to be added?

One idea I've had: include the keywords in a KEYWORDS= field in the .info
file. This could either become a required field in submitted info files
(so the keywords field on the web submit form could go away), or could
be automagically added to the info file by whatever script(s) the admins
use to approve a package (like the APPROVED field presumably is).

Not knowing any real details of how the SBo backend works, I can't really
say whether any of this is really a good idea...

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