Adding wikipedia links to appdb?

David Gerard dgerard at
Thu Feb 11 05:40:23 CST 2010

[to list as well, *cough*]

On 11 February 2010 11:35, Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:38:56 -0800
> Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:

>> I often want to learn more about an app while
>> I'm in the appdb, and particularly, I want to know
>> whether it has a good reputation.  Wikipedia
>> can often tell me what I need to know.  It
>> might be handy to have a wikipedia url field
>> in the appdb, and an option in Browse Apps
>> that says "only show apps with wikipedia links".
>> What do folks think about the idea?

> I think the AppDB is for information about how well an app works in Wine, not the merits of the app itself.

Having an entry in Wikipedia has more to do with Wikipedia's notions
of "notability" than any actual merits of the app. A quite horrible
app could have a Wikipedia entry if its horribleness is famous enough

However, a Wikipedia link field may be a useful thing to have.

- d.

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