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Activity log for bug #475773

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2009-11-05 20:09:08 Red bug added bug
2010-03-01 19:41:21 Matthew Paul Thomas summary more categories needed in "Get free Software" pane "Get Software" category lists are too long
2010-03-01 19:42:06 Matthew Paul Thomas description Binary package hint: software-center Not so much a bug, more of a feature request: the category lists are too long, they could be split down a bit to make software a bit easier to find - this could be done with subcategories. Having to sift through a long list of applications, 3/4 of which aren't relevant to the task in mind, is a long and laborious process - splitting the lists into small "bite size" chunks makes it easier to navigate (and is less intimidating), especially for novices. Example: Sound and video could open up into "Sound Editing", "Video Editing", "Media Playback" and "Music Creation". Not so much a bug, more of a feature request: the category lists are too long, they could be split down a bit to make software a bit easier to find - this could be done with subcategories. Having to sift through a long list of applications, 3/4 of which aren't relevant to the task in mind, is a long and laborious process - splitting the lists into small "bite size" chunks makes it easier to navigate (and is less intimidating), especially for novices. Example: Sound and video could open up into "Sound Editing", "Video Editing", "Media Playback" and "Music Creation". <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#Genre>: "These are the departments and subsections, in the order in which they should be presented when presented together..."
2010-03-01 19:42:10 Matthew Paul Thomas software-center (Ubuntu): status New Triaged
2010-03-01 19:42:18 Matthew Paul Thomas software-center (Ubuntu): importance Undecided High
2010-03-05 22:48:03 Matthew Paul Thomas software-center (Ubuntu): importance High Medium
2010-03-05 22:48:03 Matthew Paul Thomas software-center (Ubuntu): status Triaged In Progress
2010-03-05 22:48:03 Matthew Paul Thomas software-center (Ubuntu): milestone later
2010-03-05 22:48:03 Matthew Paul Thomas software-center (Ubuntu): assignee Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
2010-11-09 20:54:52 Greg A bug added subscriber Greg Auger
2010-12-10 20:15:29 Matthew Paul Thomas software-center (Ubuntu): milestone later
2012-08-31 11:41:44 Matthew Paul Thomas summary "Get Software" category lists are too long Some category lists are too long
2013-02-04 16:34:41 Matthew Paul Thomas description Not so much a bug, more of a feature request: the category lists are too long, they could be split down a bit to make software a bit easier to find - this could be done with subcategories. Having to sift through a long list of applications, 3/4 of which aren't relevant to the task in mind, is a long and laborious process - splitting the lists into small "bite size" chunks makes it easier to navigate (and is less intimidating), especially for novices. Example: Sound and video could open up into "Sound Editing", "Video Editing", "Media Playback" and "Music Creation". <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#Genre>: "These are the departments and subsections, in the order in which they should be presented when presented together..." Not so much a bug, more of a feature request: the category lists are too long, they could be split down a bit to make software a bit easier to find - this could be done with subcategories. Having to sift through a long list of applications, 3/4 of which aren't relevant to the task in mind, is a long and laborious process - splitting the lists into small "bite size" chunks makes it easier to navigate (and is less intimidating), especially for novices. Example: Sound and video could open up into "Sound Editing", "Video Editing", "Media Playback" and "Music Creation". <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#Genre>: "These are the departments and subsections, in the order in which they should be presented when presented together..." ____________ 2013-02-04: These are the remaining over-long categories, and a basic plan for splitting them up. * Accessories: Card-sort them into subcategories for "Automation", "Note-Taking", "File Management", "Clocks & Calendars", etc. Propose these as XDG category names, get them adopted, then introduce into USC. (This might result in retiring "Accessories" altogether.) * Books & Magazines: Subcategorize by publication, e.g. "Full Circle Magazine", "Linux Format Magazine", "Revista Espirito Livre", etc. * Education: Retire the category. Card-sort and redistribute items into the various "Science & Engineering" and "Developer Tools" categories, plus new categories/subcategories for "Music", "Languages", etc. * Fonts: Card-sort them into subcategories for "Serif Classic", "Serif Modern", "Handwritten", "Language-Specific", "Symbols", etc. Introduce these as debtags, get them adopted, then introduce into USC. * Graphics > Viewers: Propose separate XDG "Health", "Medicine", and "Fitness" categories, get them adopted, then introduce into USC, possibly as public "Health & Fitness" vs. practitioner "Medicine". * Office: Rename to "Productivity", with subcategories for "Finance", "Word Processing", "Databases", etc. Possibly also a "Maps & Reference" category. * Sound & Video: Propose XDG categories for "Jukebox", "Music Composition", "Media Recording", "Codecs", "Media Server", etc. * System: Fix the various bugs that cause items to show up here when they're already showing up in another category. * Themes & Tweaks > All
2013-10-07 11:19:53 Matthew Paul Thomas software-center (Ubuntu): status In Progress Triaged