[Debtags-devel] Merging admin, devel, langdevel and game into use (was: Proposed Debtags goals for Etch)

Benjamin Mesing bensmail at gmx.net
Fri Jul 22 20:09:21 UTC 2005


> > Uhh, and btw. admin seems to be a subcategory of use, doesn't it?
> Yes, and so would be devel and game.  Also, langdevel could end up under
> use::devel-lang-*.
> I'm not in principle against this big merge, but I want to call the
> attention on user interfaces for a moment: multi-level popup menus are
> already hard to manipulate with the 2-level facet/tag organization, and
> will get unusable if we go 3, 4 or 5 levels with lots of tags.
> For this reason I feel like holding this merge, and all merges that
> would lead to 3 levels of nesting for tags, until someone brings new
> user interface ideas.
Yeah its probably a bad idea to have more than three levels.

> And, by all means, please let's do some brainstorming and prototyping
> here: it's one of the mostly needed items right now.
The approach I use in packagesearch is a tree-view with a simple filter
field (and I use that all the time :-). But then we could also use a
flat list ;-) However I have no idea how to solve this issue more

Greetings Ben

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