Hackage interface

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 11:26:48 EST 2007

Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 11:43:24AM +1100, Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
>>>At some point we need to agree a list of category names (or to just
>>>use the top level of the module hierarchy instead).
>>Regarding this, we'll make things (a little) easier by reusing
>>(roughly) the categories from existing package systems. Some kind of
>>intersectoin between say, openbsd and debian and gentoo. Here's the
>>openbsd package categories:
> ...
>>Merge this with say debians categories, and add our own.
> Debian *has* categories (called sections), but is trying to get rid of
> them.  They are currently working on (it's in unstable and mostly working)
> a replacement system, debtags.  debtags differs from the section system
> in that packages can have multiple tags, and queries can include conjunctions
> and disjunctions; IME this makes it much more useful (speaking as an unstable-
> tracker).  Perhaps we should look into copying debtags's ideas?  (we need to
> support some kind of tagging, for the sake of package generation)
> The main debtags site: http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/

Using a tagging-style categorisation for packages gets my vote.  It's just a 
shame that we're stuck with a hierarchy for module names :-)

BTW, Ross - the web interface looks great, nice work.


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