new "recommended applications" wiki page
ghasemicompany at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 15:47:55 CEST 2015
Pros: The alternativeto.net also keeps softwares in their appropriate
categories. Some software should be in more than one category. e.g. mplayer
is both a music player and video player.
I would only need to add appropriate links to website for each category.
Do you see any problem with my all this reform, guys/girls?
On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 6:12 PM, Mohammad Ghasemi <ghasemicompany at gmail.com>
> I want to move the list to alternativeto.net This website has already
> done the job for us.
> This makes it super easy to contribute to xfce software list and keeps it
> more updated. In addition the users can see more descriptive information
> about each software in better polished manner. We also would benefit from
> not only remarks from xfce user's but all other users.
> contributers would only need to add xfce as a "custom platfrom" to the
> software they want to add to the list. And this process takes less than 10
> seconds. The process is much easier than editing the wiki page.
> But there is a downside to it too. The list would be stored on a website
> other than xfce's. Which means... well you know better.
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 7:23 PM, Mohammad Ghasemi <
> ghasemicompany at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The page https://wiki.xfce.org/recommendedapps does not help users
>> choose applications, very much.
>> The description of most applications merely says "this app is
>> lightweight". Which is a redundant sentence, because the are meant to be
>> The format of the page also makes it hard for the user to compare and
>> choose applications.
>> I think the Use case for "recommended applications" wiki page should be
>> something like this:
>> To help the users to find the lightest application in each category that
>> meets their needs.
>> To satisfy this use case we need one table for each category that has the
>> following fields: Name, Ram usage, Features, Website, Remarks
>> The table should be sortable by field name. It should be sorted by Ram
>> usage by default.
>> Usage Scenario: the user visits the page. He/she wants to find the
>> lightest software in category x that has the features he wants. The User
>> chooses the category. He then sees a table sorted by ram usage that
>> contains a list of software in that category. He then reads the features
>> field of every software (starting from the top, lightests first) until he
>> finds the software that has all the features he wants. Then he read the
>> remarks (if existed). After that, he looks on Name field to check if the
>> software exists on his distro's repo or not. If it does not exist, then he
>> would look at website field to visit the website of the software.
>> That's it.
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