Package Choosing


#1

So, in the last few minutes, I’ve had to choose between Freemarker and Freemarker-Pro, sbt and sbt-build, scala-worksheet and scala-worksheet-plud and language-scala and language-scala-plus.

Thanks for offering an extensible platform; I request a little curation. When the star ratings exist, they don’t give one a lot of confidence. I understand FreeMarker is a little out there, but the Scala packages shouldn’t require excessive discernment on my part. If there is a ‘Scala go-bag’ of some sort, it would be nice if File/Settings/Install suggested I get it.

Thanks!


#2

Package curation is something that has been discussed multiple times before:

Because of this, I consider your new topic a duplicate of one or more of the above. We like to unify similar discussions under one topic so that people don’t have to read a bunch of different threads to get the whole story (though because curation is a broad topic that might be hard in this case). Please continue the discussion in one of the above. I’ll be closing this topic as duplicate.


#3

Lee, those are three different topics.

  1. Please give me more packages when I install
  2. Please list packages differently
  3. Please give package developers money

My issue is different. I – like everyone else, I imagine – am picking packages based on the name. I would like, as you say, some sort of curation process based either on an algorithm or selection by a trusted body to recommend which one I should take.

While you could relate the four topics, they’re all worthy of individual discussion threads.


#4

There is also a topic on the board already specifically about curation, I just wasn’t able to find it in the time I had to reply. Trust me, this isn’t a new topic :grinning:


#5

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