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Screen shots in RPMdrake

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I’ve been doing some thinking about what would make Mandriva stand out and also what could help Linux distributions in general. I think that although rpmdrake is pretty good, it has room for improvement. Two features I am thinking of are screenshots of packages that are graphical and ways for end users to provide feedback about packages.

Here, I want to talk about my ideas for screenshots:

Requirements I’ve thought of:

  • Stored in srpms and owned by the package maintainer

  • Available from the mirrors for the package manager application like rpmdrake
  • Ability to be shared by other distributions
  • Everyday users able to submit screen shots to package maintainers
  • Easy to add to packages
  • Multiple screen shots per package, including where multiple packages are created from a single srpm.
  • Min/Max resolutions

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