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GNUstepSoftwareIndex is a News Feed with Archive (i.e. App-Store) for GNUstep related Software.
I propose to use the BSD licence since this GNUstepWeb application is also meant to be a starting point for other GNUstepWeb applications, even unfree one. One of the goals (beside function as a software index) is to kick start the use of GNUstepWeb. So we should impose as less as possible restrictions to users who want to use this application as a starting point. IOOI 00:54, 19 February 2010 (CET)
- "home page" with latest news (or if you prefer other words: announcements, publications, entries, versions)
- @User:Hns: should those "latest news" be automatically generated/derived from the entered data or do you have some editorial system in mind? I would opt for the automatically generated stuff. IOOI 00:12, 19 February 2010 (CET)
- yes, they are just headlines generated from "App-Name", "Version Number", "Short Description" and "Publication Date". The concept is that the whole SWI is the "editorial system"...
- searchable archive of all publications (this represents the App-Store aspect of SWI)
- items can be tagged/labeled by categories as "Developer Tool", "Application", "Framework" etc.
- links to older (and newer) versions of the same application are available
- each News entry contains a lot of information e.g.
- version number
- publication date
- short description
- long description (html)
- links to source code, home page, binaries etc.
- tries to check if link works (by sending a http HEAD request)
- screenshots can be uploaded
- comments can be added by users
- not yet but should be added:
- build instructions (for automatic install)
- (hidden) e-mail address of author to allow bidirectional communication (e.g. if link is no longer working)
- a RSS feed of the latest news is available
- the feed can be fetched as a Property List so that it can be analysed by an Installer tool to find new versions of installed software and to find dependencies
- user registration
- collaborative approach: anyone can post change-requests to existing or new entries; moderators can approve/reject them (to protect against spamming)
- subscription and e-mail notification to individual updates