[Slackbuilds-users] Proposal for Slackware category in SBo

Ricardo J. Barberis ricardo at palmtx.com.ar
Thu Mar 22 19:46:26 UTC 2018

El Jueves 22/03/2018 a las 16:00, David Woodfall escribió:
> 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

Some of those are not on SBo.

> * mkslack :)

Nice one!

Also: https://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=slackware

That query returns, among others:


So, maybe simply tagging Slackware specific utilities with "slackware" would 
be enough.

Or at least a start :)

> >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?
> >
> >-klaatu

Ricardo J. Barberis
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