[plt-scheme] Wishes for the PLaneT

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Nov 2 09:28:19 EST 2009

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 18:39, Jon Rafkind <rafkind at cs.utah.edu> wrote:

> Laurent wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> PLaneT really is a great thing, but I find browsing the package list a bit
>> difficult.
>> If your looking for something special, it is not a trivial matter to find
>> it
>> (at least there should be a table of contents at the top of the page).
>> It just looks like a repository, not a front-end to easily find what you
>> need.
>> I know you guys don't have much time, and that may not be a priority, but
>> providing tools to the world is great only if the world knows they exist,
>> or
>> can find them easily.
>> If I can formulate some wishes for the PLaneT service, I'd like:
>> - more keywords for packages, even user-defined keywords?
>> - # downloads in the main list
>> - recently updated packages
>> - new packages (like the RSS filter, but in the main list page)
>> - sortable items (by author, by #download, by keywords, by date, etc.)
>> - search box (filters)
> I hoped to eventually support some of these things with my planet-manager
> (on planet). Using the GUI api was a little painful so I thought I would
> wait for the GUI rewrite before I did any more work on it. Of course if
> someone beats me to it thats fine too.

Nice. I look forward to it.

Also, I've recently discovered the unavoidable MrEd Designer through a link
in this mailing list, and I suspect there are many other usefulities like
this in the wild.
Therefore I add a wish to my list:
- a section with links toward unlisted PLT tools websites.
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