[plt-scheme] Wishes for the PLaneT

From: Jon Rafkind (rafkind at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Thu Oct 29 13:39:34 EDT 2009

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.

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