[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #839: AppCafe Ratings

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Fri Nov 22 06:23:03 PST 2013

#839: AppCafe Ratings
  Reporter:  wizgeeky          |      Owner:  ken
      Type:  System Defect     |     Status:  new
  Priority:  trivial           |  Milestone:
 Component:  Software Manager  |    Version:  9.2-RELEASE
Resolution:                    |   Keywords:

Comment (by kenmoore):

 I would love to see this as well, but there are a couple major hurdles
 that need to be worked out first.

 The 9.x/10.x PBI repository format is currently just a one-way street for
 end users to download/use PBIs, allowing for a simple and quick method of
 operation. If we want to allow user-feedback as well, we will need to
 either setup a completely new system for it (with all the anti-spam,
 unique user verification, etc that goes with it) and make the AppCafe use
 it too, or else we need to find a way to safely extend the repository
 format to make it a two-way street (with all the added security checks
 Neither of these is a trivial task, so you can understand why we have not
 decided to tackle it yet since the end result, while nice to have, is not
 necessarily a critical feature.

 In the mentime, I am actively working on making the AppCafe easier to find
 particular applications/types. We just put a load of new information into
 the PBI repository for 10.x so that we can do a lot better job of
 suggesting applications, and I am going to be re-vamping the AppCafe
 browser here in the near future to take advantage of it.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/839#comment:2>
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