Request: multiple categories for libraries

Ross Paterson ross at
Tue Jan 16 07:15:56 EST 2007

On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 11:32:47AM +0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> With the number of packages we have, I think it would be counterproductive 
> to over-generalise with a complex tagging scheme, at least for now.  With 
> all that generality comes a lot of work: we'd have to worry about keeping 
> our tags accurate and our tagging scheme relevant, worry about how our tags 
> related to Debian's tags and propagate tags in both directions, develop 
> much more complex interfaces (both web and command-line) for searching and 
> navigating the tags, etc. etc.

In that case, we ought to agree a set of categories, based on the
purpose/use of packages.

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