[Installer-team] Opkg Tags

Tick tick at openmoko.com
Tue Mar 4 09:36:00 CET 2008

Hi Thomas,
    I feel comfortable with the debtag style format.
After talking last night, I think the role,  group ,
and interface is good for defining the group in packagekit.
And I still feel that we still need one exactly flag to determine which 
package will be shown by installer (now assassin).
As we told before, maybe a tag like "end-user::visible", what do you say?


Thomas Wood 提到:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Thomas

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