Trying to fix the mess in those packages...
I see one other piece of information which may be interesting.
Take for example the program MySQL, which has one appindex record in freshmeat (that makes perfect sense as the average user would see MySQL as one single unit, maybe two if you consider the client and the server side).
Check now the related Debian information (Debian is only a sample here, you could probably do the same for RedHat or Mandrake). The files which 'belong' to MySQL in Potato are :
For some packages you can have libs, dev-packages, source packages... Which is enough to create a huge confusion in beginner's minds.
We're still talking about packages. Freshmeat has an idea of packages which is close to the user's idea of packages yet distributions have an idea of packages which is more programmer-oriented.
In my point of view it would be *very* interesting to have a link from the concept 'MySQL' to all the distribution packages which correspond to this concept, and even a link to other concepts like 'kmysql-php' which just don't make sense without MySQL. That's more or less the 'dependency' idea applied to packages.
We gotta keep on moving on this, it's an important step in merging the different packaging systems for Linux. It may still be an utopia but it's so important for users.
Am I the only one to think this way ?