Welcome to mageia-app-db's project home

What is mageia-app-db ?

We want to produce a website dedicated to a distribution's applications and packages, and whose main goals are :
  • allow to browse the package database, provide the main informations about packages, like any other distribution does (see http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages for example).
  • focus on interaction between users, testers and packagers
    • from users to packagers : backports requests, new soft requests (with a voting system), ...
    • from packagers to users/testers : testing requests, ie packagers asking users to test a certain package before pushing it to the official repositories, ...
  • customizable user notifications on your home page, RSS feed or e-mail (new backport available for your preferred soft, new update candidate available and awaiting testing...)

See the full record of user needs and potential functionalities here : NeedsAndFunctionalities

Contributing to the project

  • The team :Team
  • We welcome all types of contributions :
    • ideas
    • advice
    • code
    • testing
    • translations

See the open tasks : maybe there are tasks where you can help ?

How to contribute


Source code

This is a PHP5 project using symfony 1.4 as a framework.

Source code is hosted on gitorious. You can clone the repository with :

git clone git://gitorious.org/mageia-app-db/mageia-app-db.git

Demo / Testing instance

We host instances for the following distributions:

A development ("master" branch) version of Mageia App Db, showing Mageia packages, is available at http://dev.madb.org

It's a work in progress. Comments are welcome.


Technical Documentation