[Mageia-discuss] Introducing mageia-app-db

Samuel Verschelde stormi at laposte.net
Wed Nov 3 23:27:12 CET 2010

Hello to everyone,

While things are setting up (infrastructure, teams...), which will allow us all to begin real work on our new linux distribution as soon as possible, a new project is coming to life. We want to produce a website dedicated to mageia's packages, and whose main goals would be :
- allow to browse the package database, provide the main informations about packages, like any other distribution does (see http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages for example).
- focus on interaction between users, testers and packagers (backports requests and voting, new soft requests and voting, and the other way round : testing requests from packagers to users)
- customizable user notifications on your home page, RSS feed or e-mail (new backport available for you preferred soft, new update candidate available and awaiting testing...)

I tried to explain this project there : http://mageiacauldron.tuxfamily.org/MageiaAppDb

It was announced yesterday during the founders meeting : http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings

The project is at its very beginning, and the task is huge, so we'll proceed step by step. You can see our temporary roadmap here : http://github.com/agallou/mageia-app-db/wiki/ROADMAP

We will probably need help, however this is too soon for me to say exactly on what parts of the project (testing, development, translation, artwork...). I'll send a mail to the mageia-webteam mailing list to discuss this with people who are interested, in the following days (apart from this thread, future discussion on the project will mainly happen on the mageia-webteam mailing list).

Right now, I'm mainly interested in your comments on this project, and also welcome any suggestions about the needs we have to answer (did we forget something ?), and ideas of functionalities. It doesn't mean we'll be able to implement everything, but at this stage I want to envision every possible idea :)

Best regards

Samuel Verschelde (Stormi)

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