[ALL] New showroom for Openmoko apps

Risto H. Kurppa risto at kurppa.fi
Fri Aug 21 14:25:25 CEST 2009

Opkg.org seems to be owned by the author so if the author is not
co-operative (cannot be reached, doesn't answer e-mails or jabber)
there's not much we or OM can do about it.

Summa summarum:

* Looks like there are people around who support the idea of showroom.
* Showroom, not a repository
* Read the data from packages in the repositories of the distributions
* Allow filtering of packages based on existing desktop files and categories
* Allow social features like comments & voting on the web site
* Also create a client for FR to search & install apps

Did I miss something?

Anyone with the skills around willing to work on this? I'd say the one
who has the skills can decide the technology, be it git+django or
svn+php or whatever, as long as it's possible for more than one people
to contribute.


On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 2:17 PM, David Reyes Samblas
Martinez<david at tuxbrain.com> wrote:
> 2009/8/21 Risto H. Kurppa <risto at kurppa.fi>:
>> On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 1:12 PM, Sebastian
>> Krzyszkowiak<seba.dos1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 8/21/09, David Reyes Samblas Martinez <david at tuxbrain.com> wrote:
>>>> Just an idea, why not use the bb file and source files as README,
>>>> INSTALL, Changelog, and .desktop files if exist as source for this
>>>> showroom?
>>> ++ from me! Some way for browse repository (doesn't matter if from WWW
>>> or from app on Neo, or even both at once) could be IMO the best
>>> showroom. It won't be outdated, app authors won't have to package
>>> their apps (as now they do, which is strange ;x).
>> I agree, the point is to make it easy and appealing to find cool apps.
>> But I wouldn't like to be able to see descriptions of all libraries
>> but apps that one can use to do cool stuff.
> the existance or not of desktop file can be used as filter to not
> include libs/console apps if you don't want them, (maybe others are
> searching for a lib and can be useful to include them)
>> If it can be automated this far, it'd be great! Both WWW and app for
>> Openmoko would be nice to have. And somehow - this again should be
>> distro-undependant so that it can be easily adapted to work on
>> openwrt, shr, om2009 - maybe even on Debian and Gentoo?!
> I'm not familiar with the openwrt and Debian(There is a text file with
> descriptions of the repo, isn't) it the Package system but if they
> have a description field I don't know why it shoudn't be included, the
> work will be to match all those sources of infomation and find a good
> balance to show attractive/useful information ,
> A other idea regarding this is use a filter to show all, or just
> one/few distros, and when entering the app description show on what
> distribution  is included an in what version.
> Yes its no easy and maybe we must start easy with just one package
> system (read SHR ;) ) and then move one adding more distros and
> finding good ways to merge all this information to this showing room
> system.
>> r
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