[Slackbuilds-users] Proposal for Slackware category in SBo

Andrzej Telszewski atelszewski at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 18:39:12 UTC 2018

On 22/03/18 19:27, klaatu at mixedsignals.ml wrote:
> Rich's recent question (from which I learned much) made me think that 
> maybe there ought to be a "Slackware" category in the SBo repo.
> A "Slackware" category would contain applications that are useful only 
> in Slackware. That is to say: there are applications that are useful 
> across Linux, and then there are tools that are designed exclusively for 
> Slackware (usually package management, often based on either Slackpkg or 
> SBo). Tools that are useful in BOTH Linux and Slackware would *not* 
> appear in this category.
> Here are some examples. See how many of them you knew existed, and how 
> many you know about but think more people might need help finding:
> * sbopkg
> * sboui
> * sbbdep
> * slackpkg+
> * sport
> * sbotools
> * [insert your favourite obscure Slackware/SBo script or app here]
> It seems to me like hiding great Slackware-specific sys utils harms 
> discoverability, and mixing them into other, broader categories serves 
> no purpose anyway. Sure, sboui might be a System tool, but let's face 
> it: it's a Slackware "addon" that nobody knows to look for, and it's not 
> just a system tool, it's a Slackware tool. Why not create a category we 
> can all go to when we have questions like Rich's, and see what cool 
> script or application one of our colleagues has written to scratch the 
> itch?
> Can anyone think of a reason this would be harmful, or not helpful?

Well, I can actually think of a reason this wouldn't be harmful ;-)
Sounds good.

Best regards / Pozdrawiam,
Andrzej Telszewski

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