[SM-Discuss] Feature request for comments?
lejatorn at smgl.homelinux.net
Thu Feb 10 08:15:40 EST 2005
On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 05:54:05AM -0700, Cory S wrote:
> Hi guys. I've been thinking about this for a while and thought I would
> bring it up on the list to see what people think.
> As I've looked for games to install on my machine for my son to play,
> it's been a little difficult to determine what the best games are. At
> last count there are 258 games in the grimoire, and it's a little
> tough to visit each game's web site to look at screenshots, etc. to
> figure out what the best ones are. Also, frequently on #sourcemage
> someone asks "what do you guys think of exim?" or "has anyone used
> proftp?", and it would be nice to have a built-in way for them to see
> Anyway, I thought it would be handy to have some kind of rating system
> that could maybe be stored in the DETAILS file and be contributed by
> users/gurus/spell maintainers. That way users would know what the
> general consensus is on any given spell. I guess that a command would
> have to be added to 'gaze' to be able to see it easily, and I'm still
> not sure how users could submit their ratings, but I think it would be
> helpful to have functionality like that.
> I also think it could really set our distro apart as it grows and more
> people start using it.
> So if you think that's the dumbest idea you've ever heard, feel free
> to shoot holes in it and flame me into oblivion :).
I dunno, it seems to me that the grimoire is not at all the right place
for a rating system. As a part of the packaging system, I don't think
there should be in there any trace of opinions or partiality, just my
However I like the general idea, so maybe a wiki page with a permanent
polling system could do the trick. Each user/dev could vote once for
each soft with an auth system of some kind (gpg?).
Eventually, gaze could be taught to use a bot to go through the page and
quickly give the result to a user who doesn't feel like browsing the
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