More tags for scope::* ?

Enrico Zini enrico at
Sat Jan 14 13:24:09 UTC 2012


Let's look at the uses of the scope facet:

I was considering adding a hint in the form "if it has role::program
then it should also have some scope::* tag", but before doing so I was
running a reality check on those packages that at the moment have
role::program but no scope::* tags:,scope::utility,-scope::application,-scope::utility

That shows (especially the second link that is sorted by popularity)
quite a bit of programs that are neither apps nor utilities:

 - essential system management: login, apt, bsdmainutils, passwd, udev,
   dbus, consolekit, nfs-common, rsyslog, portmap, acpid, ...
 - system services: openssh-server, exim4-daemon-light, ...
 - compilers and interpreters: perl, python2.6, ...

"scope::infrastructure" is a proposal that would come to mind, although
I'm not sure it would really cut it for compilers and interpreters, when
seen as development tools, although in a way they are.




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