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jeremy 01-10-2011 12:56 PM

2010 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Categories
 
It's almost time for the 2010 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Here is the list of proposed categories for this year. Keep in mind that while we understand that some categories end up containing projects that might not be directly comparable, it's simply not feasible to have enough categories to be all encompassing. If you have suggestions on additions, subtractions or modifications, let us know. I'll be finalizing the list and posting the polls later this week.

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Desktop Distribution of the Year
Server Distribution of the Year
Security/Forensic/Rescue Distribution of the Year
Mobile Distribution of the Year (NEW)
Database of the Year
NoSQL Database of the Year (NEW)
Office Suite of the Year
Browser of the Year
Desktop Environment of the Year
Window Manager of the Year
Messaging Application of the Year
Virtualization Product of the Year
Audio Media Player Application of the Year
Audio Authoring Application of the Year
Video Media Player Application of the Year
Video Authoring Application of the Year
Multimedia Utility of the Year
Graphics Application of the Year
Network Security Application of the Year
Host Security Application of the Year
Monitoring Application of the Year
IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year
Text Editor of the Year
File Manager of the Year
Open Source Game of the Year
Programming Language of the Year
Revision Control System of the Year (NEW)
Backup Application of the Year
Open Source CMS/Blogging platform
I'm proposing the removal of the Mail Client of the Year as a result of the shift to web clients. I'm considering the addition of "Configuration Management Tool of the Year" (puppet, OpenQRM, chef, Cfengine) and "Open Source Web Framework of the Year" (Ruby on Rails, Django, etc) and am interested in thoughts on those category.

--jeremy

frankbell 01-10-2011 07:51 PM

Looks good.

I think there is still a place for mail clients. I and a lot of folks I know refuse to use webmail except for emergencies. On the other hand, there have not been many developments in the mail client arena for a while; that could be enough to at least table the category for a while.

jeremy 01-12-2011 05:11 PM

The polls have been posted, however voting is not open yet. Please let me know if you have any corrections or additional candidates ASAP. Voting will officially open very soon.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-93/

--jeremy

sycamorex 01-12-2011 05:51 PM

The categories look really good. Additionally, I really like the idea of introducing the web framework category.

Nylex 01-13-2011 04:05 AM

In general, entries should be the name of the software, rather than the command to run them. For example, "emacs" in the text editor category should be "Emacs". There may be other examples, but I've not really had time to check.

Also, in the programming language category, do enough people use R to justify it as an entry? I've used R myself, but it's really quite specialised software (statistics and data analysis), rather than more general purpose than other languages in the poll.

sycamorex 01-13-2011 04:23 AM

I personally think i3 should be added to the window manager category. I know of at least one mod here who would agree with it:)

jeremy 01-13-2011 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4222707)
I personally think i3 should be added to the window manager category. I know of at least one mod here who would agree with it:)

The i3 window manager has been added.

--jeremy

jeremy 01-13-2011 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Nylex (Post 4222688)
In general, entries should be the name of the software, rather than the command to run them. For example, "emacs" in the text editor category should be "Emacs". There may be other examples, but I've not really had time to check.

We actually put quite a bit of effort into getting that part correct, but unfortunately we miss some. I've updated the entry you mention. If you see others, let us know.

--jeremy

jeremy 01-13-2011 09:59 AM

The polls are now open:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ice-awards-93/

--jeremy

H_TeXMeX_H 01-13-2011 12:55 PM

Now that I see the options for each, here are some recommendations for next time:

VOIP app

Split "Office Suite of the Year" into:
Word processing app
Spreadsheet app

or maybe keep the suite and add the two. I mean where is gnumeric for example, and lyx, and abiword, texmacs, etc.

the trooper 01-13-2011 01:22 PM

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and abiword
Wouldn't Abiword come under the Gnome office option?.

H_TeXMeX_H 01-13-2011 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by the trooper (Post 4223293)
Wouldn't Abiword come under the Gnome office option?.

I guess, but what about lyx ?

sycamorex 01-13-2011 02:03 PM

What about ftp clients? Do you guys think they deserve some recognition?

jeremy 01-13-2011 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4223260)
Now that I see the options for each, here are some recommendations for next time:
VOIP app

We'll consider this one as a future addition.

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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4223260)
Split "Office Suite of the Year" into:
Word processing app
Spreadsheet app

or maybe keep the suite and add the two. I mean where is gnumeric for example, and lyx, and abiword, texmacs, etc.

We actually used to have the Office Suites broken out like this, but made the decision to have a single poll. Thanks for the feedback.

--jeremy

---------- Post added 01-13-11 at 03:09 PM ----------

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Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4223333)
What about ftp clients? Do you guys think they deserve some recognition?

We have no plans to add this as a category at this time.

--jeremy

H_TeXMeX_H 01-13-2011 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4223340)
We actually used to have the Office Suites broken out like this, but made the decision to have a single poll. Thanks for the feedback.

I see, but why was it merged ?


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