[Debtags-devel] Updating tags on svn

Justin B Rye jbr at edlug.org.uk
Tue Aug 16 12:22:30 UTC 2005

Some asides that don't particularly affect your point:

Erich Schubert wrote:
> Having a clear distinction however would be way better.
> My "view" of the distinction is that you use "applications" for your
> actual work, whereas you use utilities as "productivity boosters".
> I.e. a spreadsheet or gimp are applications, whereas "imagemagick" or
> "sort" are utilities.

Depends on the work.  I'm sure I must have spent entire working days
as a sysadmin using nothing more app-like than jed and mutt.

> Although I've been a long-time promoter of having both tags, I'm now
> supporting the merge... there are just too many cases where I have
> difficulties finding a clear tagging. Like imagemagick - "display" in
> imagemagick is more an application than a utility IMHO.

I'd be inclined to give imagemagick both tags, if we keep them -
sw:application for display, sw:utility for convert etc.
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