[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Sources and documentation

From: Bob Herrmann bob at jadn.com
Date: Tue Aug 29 14:38:16 EEST 2006
I know If I rebuild all from the source that I wont have Opera.   Is 
there anything else besides Opera that is not at the repositories?


Tommi Komulainen wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 16:24 -0300, ext Alessandro Ikeuchi wrote:
>> Bah...
>> My future features are more realistic:
>> -source codes;
> https://stage.maemo.org/svn/maemo/projects/haf/trunk/
> http://repository.maemo.org/pool/mistral/
> http://repository.maemo.org/pool/sardine/
> You can also request the source codes on CD-ROM as per GPL.
> The offer naturally only covers the software that is not proprietary. I
> am not going argue with rants about whether $proprietary_application
> should or is going to be open sourced or not. Today things are the way
> they are.
> However if you could provide constructive comments about how open
> sourcing more (and which specifically) things would benefit Nokia (this
> is not free as in beer for us I'm afraid) I'm sure the discussion would
> be more fruitful.
>> -more reliable API docs;
>> -more reliable SDK docs;
> How are they not reliable? Missing something? What? Inaccurate? Where?
> Again, constructive comment are more likely to get something done. You
> could for example file bugs in https://maemo.org/bugzilla/ or add notes
> to http://maemo.org/maemowiki/DocumentationWanted . We can't work on the
> problems if we don't know what the real problems are.
> Please keep in mind that this is the first time Nokia has done open
> source on this scale. We're still taking baby steps. But we're willing
> to learn, and feedback from the community is appreciated. Unfortunately
> rants are rarely helping.
> What comes to console applications and such, I'd say that's subjective.
> I just can't see the market for such device these days (everyone wants
> flashy eye candy), but then again, I'm just a technical person so what
> do I know.
> We know about your concerns regarding Ogg (and probably BT and GStreamer
> as well -- I should probably poke the people in charge.) More often than
> not there are good reasons (priorities, resources, cost/benefit, ...)
> for these things, we're not doing this to spite you. It's just that some
> things are difficult to communicate outside, for whatever reason.

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