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==
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Current Focus ==
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Import | Debian/Trisquel import tool]]
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Entry form|Improvements to
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Form:Entry]]
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* Have each page be a nicely formatted [[FSD:Features/Flyer|printable
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flyer]].
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* Promote FSD Collections
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== Existing Features ==
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Featured_project | Featured
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Programs]]
  
 
== Proposed Features ==
 
== Proposed Features ==
  
* See [[FSD:Features/Properties]] for new fields/properties that have been proposed.  
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* Import [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/IceCat_extensions|IceCat
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extensions]] using a scraper
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* See [[FSD:Features/Properties]] for new fields/properties that have  
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been proposed.  
  
Below are ideas for how we can improve the FSD in other ways. If you'd like to help, get in touch! We can point you in the right direction so you can start adding to the directory.
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Below are ideas for how we can improve the FSD in other ways. If you'd  
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like to help, get in touch! We can point you in the right direction so  
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you can start adding to the directory.
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Installation_instructions |
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Installation instructions]] for
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[http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html free distros] of
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GNU/Linux.
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/RSS_feeds | RSS feeds]] of
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developer blogs for each program in the directory
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Sample_projects | Sample Projects]]
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for many of the directory items, including screenshots, howtos,
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scripts, config files, etc., and a zip file containing the project
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file(s) that were used with the relevant program(s).
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Favorites | Favorites]] / “I use
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this” button
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* Internationalization of the Directory -- translations of entries.
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* Brief description (one short sentence) in the list of categories (or
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make a separate list if needed)
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* Fix the Entry templates so that instead of querying semantic values it
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uses the Template values. We can store the template values as arrays or
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other data structures we already have available to us.
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* Organize packages implemented in programming languages, working with
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them, or extended in them: we currently have “Computer languages” single
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line field, programming language categories and prerequisites: it's not
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obvious when editing which field is used for which use.
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* Add a tab with information useful for building or developing a
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package.
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* Use short descriptions for all software listings: the listings should
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remain compact. This allows us to use wikicode to a greater extent in
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full descriptions, without “polluting” the listings.
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* Add optional screenshots, maybe from [http://screenshots.debian.net/
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screenshots.debian.net].
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* Improve semantic ontology/RDF representation by
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[https://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Import_vocabulary importing or
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defining new vocabularies]
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* Perhaps look into [https://github.com/edumbill/doap/wiki DOAP] or
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[https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/adms_foss/description ADMS.SW]
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* Add an [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Authority_control
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authority control system] to make software entries uniquely identifiable
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and easy for machines to process it enabling wikidata integration
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* Import resources from [https://notabug.org/koz.ross/awesome-gamedev awesome-gamedev]
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and other aggregates
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== Completed Projects ==
  
 
* [[FSD:Features/Skin|Fix skin of FSD]]
 
* [[FSD:Features/Skin|Fix skin of FSD]]
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Entry form|Improvements for Form:Entry]]
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Import | Trisquel Database Import]]
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Featured_project | Featured Programs]]
 
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Redesign | Main Page Redesign]]
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Redesign | Main Page Redesign]]
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Installation_instructions | Installation instructions]] for [http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html free distros] of GNU/Linux.
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/RSS_feeds | RSS feeds]] of developer blogs for each program in the directory
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Sample_projects | Sample Projects]] for many of the directory items, including screenshots, howtos, scripts, config files, etc., and a zip file containing the project file(s) that were used with the relevant program(s).
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Favorites | Favorites]] / "I use this" button
 
* Internationalization of the Directory -- translations of entries.
 
  
== Share your own ideas! ==
 
  
{{#formlink:form=Bug_report|link text=Submit an idea for a new feature|query string=Bug_report[Project_page]={{PAGENAME}}&namespace=Review|link type=button}}
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== Places to discuss ideas ==  
  
Join the [https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/directory-discuss mailing list] or hang out on IRC #fsf on freenode.
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Join the [https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/directory-discuss  
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mailing list] or hang out on IRC '''#fsf''' on '''chat.freenode.net'''.
  
 
[[Category:Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Documentation]]

Latest revision as of 12:47, 21 August 2015


==

Current Focus ==


[edit] Existing Features

[edit] Proposed Features

been proposed.

Below are ideas for how we can improve the FSD in other ways. If you'd like to help, get in touch! We can point you in the right direction so you can start adding to the directory.

free distros of GNU/Linux.

developer blogs for each program in the directory

for many of the directory items, including screenshots, howtos, 

scripts, config files, etc., and a zip file containing the project file(s) that were used with the relevant program(s).

this” button

  • Internationalization of the Directory -- translations of entries.
  • Brief description (one short sentence) in the list of categories (or

make a separate list if needed)

  • Fix the Entry templates so that instead of querying semantic values it
uses the Template values. We can store the template values as arrays or
other data structures we already have available to us. 
  • Organize packages implemented in programming languages, working with

them, or extended in them: we currently have “Computer languages” single

line field, programming language categories and prerequisites: it's not
obvious when editing which field is used for which use.
  • Add a tab with information useful for building or developing a

package.

  • Use short descriptions for all software listings: the listings should

remain compact. This allows us to use wikicode to a greater extent in full descriptions, without “polluting” the listings.

screenshots.debian.net].

  • Improve semantic ontology/RDF representation by

[https://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Import_vocabulary importing or

defining new vocabularies]
* Perhaps look into DOAP or 

ADMS.SW

authority control system] to make software entries uniquely identifiable

and easy for machines to process it enabling wikidata integration

and other aggregates

[edit] Completed Projects


[edit] Places to discuss ideas

Join the [https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/directory-discuss mailing list] or hang out on IRC #fsf on chat.freenode.net.




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