[Debtags-devel] Data and Role restructuring proposal

Erich Schubert Erich Schubert <erich.schubert@gmail.com>
Sat, 18 Jun 2005 02:03:51 -0700

The "application" vs. "utility" distinction is a really tough thing.
It keeps on coming up, it just won't stay dead. Maybe we should just
call all of them "apps"...

For sysvinit we already have "role::daemon" don't we? Oh, no, I think
that was an UI-type... the no-UI UI-type. ;-)
Maybe role::automation or role::automated-task or so would be good,
with the notion that the user hopefully will never have to deal with
it directly. ;-)

An audience:: facet also sounds very reasonable to me, but there are
multiple classifications here:
audience::developer, audience::admin, audience::user
audience::beginner, audience::intermediate, audience::freak
(the latter is probably less useful. For example evolution - for all
three. Whereas its a clear "user" program. Not that an admin is also a
user part-time.

We can put a lot of stuff in there, like these custom debian distributions.=
audience::junior, audience::lawyer, audience::graphics-artist

Damn, it just gets worse and worse.

best regards,
Erich Schubert
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