GnomeAppInstallPopconSpec

Revision 1 as of 2006-06-28 17:41:07

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Summary

Gnome-app-install offers a wide range of applications. To make it easier for the user to pick popular one we should take the popularity contest data into account when the user search for something.

Rationale

The amount of applications is big and information like popcon helps the user to get a better idea what other people use.

Use cases

  1. ALice looks for a mp3 player. There are ~50 hits in gnome-app-install. She is frustrated by the lack of advice which one to pick.

Scope

Gnome-app-install needs to be modified.

Design

The popcon data is used to sort the hits when a user searchs for a application. Additional ranking is performed based on where the search term was found (e.g. pkgname ranks higher than the long description).

Implementation

A implementation is one in http://people.ubuntu.com/~mvo/bzr/gnome-app-install/gai--main/


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