[Mageia-dev] New mockups about mageia-app-db

rihoward1 at gmail.com rihoward1 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 07:08:20 CET 2011

On Feb 8, 2011, at 2:54 PM, Marcello Anni wrote:

>> On 2/8/11, Marcello Anni <marcello.anni at alice.it> wrote:
>>> did you like the slogan under the name in my mockup? : P when you'll 
> decide
>>> to
>>> call it Find Out?? i'm still waiting, mageia-app-db is horrible (and i'm
>>> sure
>>> you don't have any other ideas)...
>> I don't care for "Find Out". It does not cleary communicate the
>> purpose of the site. "Mageia FInd Out" reads to me like brokewn
>> English saying "Mageia is looking for out" and makes me wonder what
>> "out" is and why is Mageia looking for it. It does not clearly speak
>> to software/applications. I assume you are using "find out" in the
>> sense of "discover" or "explore", but it's not a phrase that is clear
>> to me.
>> Some suggetsion for your consideration (yes, they are very dull, but
>> descriptive):
>> Mageia Application Database/Discovery/Foundry
>> Mageia Application Warehouse/Mall/Store/Shop
> application not at all
>> Mageia - Explore Applications
>> Mageia - World of Applications
> i really like explore: what about Mageia explore? 
>> Here's my take on an edit of the  intro:
>> Welcome to Mageia Application Discovery! Here, you can search for
>> application software to use on your Mageia system, then download and
>> install it with just a click. Browse by name, category or specific
>> filename*. To help you decide. examine the screenshots and user
>> reviews and recommendations. Explore applications in the testing
>> repository to participate in the devopment process. Provide your
>> feedback to help others. Suggest new applications for inclusion in
>> Mageia. Explore and enjoy yourself!
> i think it is perfect. Samuel, what do you think about it? could you add it to 
> the website?

'Mageia Application Discovery' is awkward English.
I suggest 'Mageia Application Depot'  as a depot is a storehouse. 

>> I woud not use words like "infos" or "app" or "soft" and would avoid
>> abbreviations, shorthand and jargon.
>> Overall, I like the concept and the interface. Great work!
> thanks : )
>> * I suggest this feature as a way to help the user figure out "What
>> provides <filename>?" That is often not an easy task as package naming
>> conventions are often obtuse and confusing.
>> -- 
>> Hoyt
> cheers,
> Marcello

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