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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Import | Debian/Trisquel import tool]]
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Import | Debian/Trisquel import tool]]
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Entry form|Improvements to
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* Have each page be a nicely formatted [[FSD:Features/Flyer|printable flyer]].
Form:Entry]]
 
* Have each page be a nicely formatted [[FSD:Features/Flyer|printable  
 
flyer]].
 
* Promote FSD Collections
 
 
 
  
 
== Existing Features ==
 
== Existing Features ==
  
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Featured_project | Featured  
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Featured_project | Featured Programs]]
Programs]]
 
  
 
== Proposed Features ==
 
== Proposed Features ==
  
* Import [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/IceCat_extensions|IceCat
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* See [[FSD:Features/Properties]] for new fields/properties that have been proposed.  
extensions]] using a scraper
 
* See [[FSD:Features/Properties]] for new fields/properties that have  
 
been proposed.  
 
  
 
Below are ideas for how we can improve the FSD in other ways. If you'd  
 
Below are ideas for how we can improve the FSD in other ways. If you'd  
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you can start adding to the directory.
 
you can start adding to the directory.
  
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Installation_instructions |  
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Installation_instructions | Installation instructions]] for [http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html free distros] of GNU/Linux.
Installation instructions]] for  
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/RSS_feeds | RSS feeds]] of developer blogs for each program in the directory
[http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html free distros] of  
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* [[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).
GNU/Linux.
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* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Favorites | Favorites]] / “I use this” button
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/RSS_feeds | RSS feeds]] of  
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* Brief description (one short sentence) in the list of categories (or make a separate list if needed)
developer blogs for each program in the directory
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* 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.  
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Sample_projects | Sample Projects]]
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* 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.
for many of the directory items, including screenshots, howtos,  
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* Add a tab with information useful for building or developing a package.
scripts, config files, etc., and a zip file containing the project  
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* 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.
file(s) that were used with the relevant program(s).
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* Improve semantic ontology/RDF representation by [https://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Import_vocabulary importing or defining new vocabularies]
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Favorites | Favorites]] / “I use  
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* Perhaps look into [https://github.com/edumbill/doap/wiki DOAP] or [https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/adms_foss/description ADMS.SW]
this” button
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* Add an [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Authority_control authority control system] to make software entries uniquely identifiable and easy for machines to process it enabling wikidata integration
* 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.
 
* Add optional screenshots, maybe from [http://screenshots.debian.net/
 
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 [https://github.com/edumbill/doap/wiki DOAP] or  
 
[https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/adms_foss/description ADMS.SW]
 
* Add an [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Authority_control  
 
authority control system] to make software entries uniquely identifiable
 
and easy for machines to process it enabling wikidata integration
 
* Import resources from [https://notabug.org/koz.ross/awesome-gamedev awesome-gamedev]
 
and other aggregates
 
  
 
== Completed Projects ==
 
== Completed Projects ==
  
* [[FSD:Features/Skin|Fix skin of FSD]]
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* <strike>[[FSD:Features/Skin|Fix skin of FSD]]</strike>
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Redesign | Main Page Redesign]]
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* <strike>[[Free_Software_Directory:Features/Redesign | Main Page Redesign]]</strike>
  
  
 
== Places to discuss ideas ==  
 
== Places to discuss ideas ==  
  
Join the [https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/directory-discuss  
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Join the [https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/directory-discuss mailing list] or hang out on IRC '''#fsf''' on '''chat.freenode.net'''.
mailing list] or hang out on IRC '''#fsf''' on '''chat.freenode.net'''.
 
  
 
[[Category:Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Documentation]]

Latest revision as of 23:59, 9 August 2018


Current Focus

Existing Features

Proposed Features

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.

  • Installation instructions for free distros of GNU/Linux.
  • RSS feeds of developer blogs for each program in the directory
  • 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).
  • Favorites / “I use this” button
  • 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.
  • Improve semantic ontology/RDF representation by importing or defining new vocabularies
  • Perhaps look into DOAP or ADMS.SW
  • Add an authority control system to make software entries uniquely identifiable and easy for machines to process it enabling wikidata integration

Completed Projects


Places to discuss ideas

Join the mailing list or hang out on IRC #fsf on chat.freenode.net.



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