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Re: [seul-edu] New indices for SEUL/edu software page

Why don't we use a database backend with form entry, etc. for
categorizing.  I can write something like that if desired and useful.
I can host it too, if no CGI or Database backend.

Les Richardson

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Doug Loss wrote:

> Jim Thomas wrote:
> > The indices would be a lot more usefull if there was a one-line
> > description next to the name of each package.  If you don't know twhat
> > the package does already, and you can't guess from the name, the only
> > other way to know is to follow the link.
> Yup, that's true.  It's also incredibly time-consuming to maintain.  In
> essence it would amount to copying all the links onto the index pages,
> since the links usually have just a short description of the package,
> along with license and homepage info.  I'm not averse to that necessarily,
> but I know I don't have the time to do it properly.  Also, packages are
> sometimes found in multiple indices, which would increase the effort to
> keep things coordinated.  If anyone wants to take a shot at further
> categorizing things within an index (for example, physics and chemistry
> under the Science index), feel free.  Actually, that might be a pretty
> good thing to do.
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