New tag proposals from (2/2)

Enrico Zini enrico at
Thu Nov 16 21:26:34 CET 2006

On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 09:06:04PM +0000, Justin B Rye wrote:

> >     "Web Site Design/Development Tools"
> >       It suggests me the need for a tag for mp4h, wml, and maybe bigger
> >       framework like Ruby on Rails.  Ideas for a name?
> Is this devel::web, as opposed to web::devel?

Well spotted!  Adding it right now.

> (My head is spinning.  I am beginning to think that maybe we should
> just create tags for every combination of two or three dictionary
> words, and see whether tags appear on the packages for the ones that
> make sense.  That way we wouldn't be imposing on our users our
> preconceptions about use::moleskin-disoriented and devel::spanking
> being gibberish.)

I get good results in this field of research with tools like polygen and

> These are fields, and they're all fields we don't need tags for.
> Meanwhile all the packages that could be in field::linguistics are
> still patiently waiting in field::TODO.  Frankly I think if there's
> no evidence of people trying to apply appropriate tags and
> discovering they're absent there's no point drowning ourselves in a
> sea of unpopulated jargon-facets that we ourselves don't really
> understand. 

I concur.

I've added field::linguistics.

I think you should have commit access to the vocabulary: do you have an
Alioth account?



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