[gobolinux-users] Web based recipe browser
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Sat Mar 3 10:07:40 UTC 2007
On 3/3/07, Jonas Karlsson <jonka750 at student.liu.se> wrote:
> However I've a hard time gettings an overview of what recipes exist
> when I first get to the page.
I think the solution to this is to create categories similar to Gentoo
or FreeBSD. Categories would be informational only (no changing
recipe names). Recipes could have an optional "category=<category>"
line. You could then drill-down to the recipe you want. (Of course,
this means I would have to 'tar xjf' every .bz2 file to parse the
categories. Right now recipes are only extracted on demand, when they
Or I guess I could create my own mapping of recipe names to
categories. Then none of the recipes would have to be changed, and
category information could be stored outside of the recipes. That
might be cleaner all round.
> I think that default sort order should
> be by name, as it's that one is primary interested of when one get to
> the page. Sorting by age is only interesting when one filter, imo.
There are so many recipes I don't think it matters which order they
are in when you first visit the page. I decided I prefered to see
Besides, the "Latest Recipes" rss feed on the GoboLinux.org homepage
is 52 days out of date, I believe.
> Also it's hard to read when the text is that big and bold and spacing
> is that smal, but that's only a small issue. Use more of of the screen
More width? Or more height?
I didn't know how attached people were to the fonts on the current
recipe search, so I tried to use exactly the same fonts wherever
possible, even though in both our opinions the font is too large and
> If the bz2 link wa a download link it's broken. If it's not I think it
> should be, and there should be a column header that says 'download' or
Yeah. I noticed that. I've fixed it in my development version. I'm
also adding the ability to search packages. The bz2 links do already
work when you are looking at all the different versions of a single
recipe. I'm also working on reenabling the hourly rsync updates.
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