Opkg Tags

Thomas Wood thomas at openedhand.com
Mon Mar 3 13:50:45 CET 2008


I've implemented an extra field in the opkg package descriptions, called
"Tags". The idea is to fill this field with tags similar to debtags,
although no format is yet defined.

Would people agree to using a debtag style format? That is, a white
space separated list with tag-name::tag-value style tags.

It would probably be advantageous to define our own vocabulary that
would be useful for embedded systems. The first problem I would like to
solve with tags is the grouping of GUI visible applications into
categories such as "Multimedia", "Internet", "Games", etc. Therefore, I
would like to suggest three tags and possible values:

role::[utility, application, library, data, repository]
group::[communication, programming, games, network, multimedia, mapping]
interface::[console, gui]

I would be grateful for anyone's thoughts and comments on this.



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