User Reviews In Synaptic?

Bjoern Ottervik bjorn.ottervik at
Mon Dec 25 18:01:24 UTC 2006

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Subject: 	Re: User Reviews In Synaptic?
Date: 	Mon, 25 Dec 2006 19:00:22 +0100
From: 	Bjoern Ottervik <bjorn.ottervik at>
Reply-To: 	bjorn.ottervik at
To: 	Sebastian Heinlein <glatzor at>
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Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> On Fr, 2006-12-22 at 15:13 +0100, Ernst Persson wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I started writing a little bit on this spec so I wouldn't forget it. 
>> What do you think?
> How do want to deal with users that are not always online? So I would
> vote against an integeration in the normal user interface.
> I think that a simple link to a wiki could be a better approach: "Get
> more information and user reviews of BLABLA on the Wiki"
> But you would still have to think about i18n/l10n.
> Furthermore are there already existing data pools? I know that wikipedia
> holds a lot of information about open source software.
> Finally we already have got a user rating, that is quite a lot more
> helpful than a voting systems: popularity contest. So only apps that are
> actually installed and used regularly get high rates. You can see this
> feature in the latest gnome-app-install of edgy.
> Cheers,
> Sebastian
The issue with people not being online can be fixed with a local 
scoreboard that is synced using anacron when they _do_ go online. Both 
popularity-contest and user reviews would be nice to have in synaptic, imho.

/Björn Ottervik

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