Subject: Re: categories again [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 09/05/1999 00:42:38
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On Sun, 5 Sep 1999, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>On Sat, 4 Sep 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> Given all this I think I'm in favor of what Jim said which is make an
>> 'office' catergory for such things as word processors and spread sheets.
>> What do you guys think?
>1. What exsactly would you want to put there, avoiding any intersections
> with existing categories?
>2. Which of the existing packages would you suggest to move there?
>3. For misc/siag: there is more than just a word processor in there!
So-called `office productivity applications' seems the best description
to me, with the category name nicked directly from the `office' category
in the ftp.x.org contrib directory. Examples of current packages which
might be better in office include: magicpoint, plotutils, tkpiechart,
abacus, abs, gnumeric, xmgr, cal, fd, gnofin, gnome-pim, gnucash, ical,
plan, remind, sc, siag, xfinans, xinvest, xrolodex, zorro, acroread,
lyx, ted, and xquote.
The number of packages this removes from `misc' is in itself a good
argument for the creation of this category, IMHO. The fact that we have
spreadsheet software split accross `math' (which they aren't, IMHO) and
misc, and graphing software split accross `graphics' and `misc' is
another sign that a new category is a good idea...
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