[Slackbuilds-users] Proposal for Slackware category in SBo

David Woodfall dave at dawoodfall.net
Thu Mar 22 19:00:43 UTC 2018

On Friday 23 March 2018 07:27,
klaatu at mixedsignals.ml <klaatu at mixedsignals.ml> put forth the proposition:
>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
* mkslack :) 

>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?
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