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Bug 86434 - feature request: rate packages on
Summary: feature request: rate packages on
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Infrastructure
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] gpackages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Albert Hopkins (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-23 15:28 UTC by Adrian
Modified: 2005-10-04 08:29 UTC (History)
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Description Adrian 2005-03-23 15:28:43 UTC
I think it would be helpful to have a voting system to rate packages. I normally decide between simalar packages based on popularity. Instead of asking on the forums "Which is better: package X or Y?" I could go to the web page and check how many other people liked which.

Double plus nice would be to have the same info in portage: ie: number of votes in the package desc.

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 1 Albert Hopkins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-05-30 09:34:06 UTC
IMHO I have always found this "feature" to be useless on other sites.  But I
guess other people do use it lol.  Nevertheless, this would require some
significant coding to do and it's not going to go to the top of the priority
list.  But I haven't ruled it out entirely yet.
Comment 2 Albert Hopkins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-04 08:29:21 UTC
I've given it some thought and...  the way I see is a way of
"browsing" the portage tree with a web browser: "Portage, only portage."  There
are plenty of other sites out there that let you rate, discuss, document, see
screenshots, etc.  software.  Also, I always find the "which package is better?"
question a bit annoying.  How can anyone really say?  Is X really better than Y
because it got more votes?  It's a personal preference.  Obviously if package X
was better for everyone then no one would be using package Y.  So the ratings
sites all tend to just be popularity contests. is not a
popularity contest.