#839 closed Feature Request (fixed)

AppCafe Ratings

Reported by: wizgeeky Owned by: kenmoore
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: Software Manager Version: 9.2-RELEASE
Keywords: Cc: trac-bugs@…


Just a feature request - would be cool if the appcafe had a user submitted rating system for each app so we can easier decide what to install without having to Google each variant :)

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by joshms

  • Owner set to ken

I quite like this idea.

comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by kenmoore

I would love to see this as well, but there are a couple major hurdles that need to be worked out first.

The 9.x/10.x PBI repository format is currently just a one-way street for end users to download/use PBIs, allowing for a simple and quick method of operation. If we want to allow user-feedback as well, we will need to either setup a completely new system for it (with all the anti-spam, unique user verification, etc that goes with it) and make the AppCafe? use it too, or else we need to find a way to safely extend the repository format to make it a two-way street (with all the added security checks necessary).
Neither of these is a trivial task, so you can understand why we have not decided to tackle it yet since the end result, while nice to have, is not necessarily a critical feature.

In the mentime, I am actively working on making the AppCafe? easier to find particular applications/types. We just put a load of new information into the PBI repository for 10.x so that we can do a lot better job of suggesting applications, and I am going to be re-vamping the AppCafe? browser here in the near future to take advantage of it.

comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by kenmoore

  • Owner changed from ken to kenmoore
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Type changed from System Defect to Feature Request

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by yurkis

IMHO the best way to realize this feature is to add something like PBI_INFO_SITE to repo. That web site may provide some REST API for getting raitings and screenshots and put some data like posting user review and voting. Host ID may be used as user ID (to prevent multiple voting). This realization may back pbidir.com site.

comment:5 Changed 15 months ago by kenmoore

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

The new AppCafe? integrates a rating system that is available through the PC-BSD wiki.

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