[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Reboot Cycle

From: Michael Wiktowy michael.wiktowy at gmail.com
Date: Fri Oct 20 18:30:09 EEST 2006
On 10/20/06, George Farris <farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca> wrote:
> The question really is, why is this, in it's current state, installable
> with the Application Manager?  It should be removed from the
> repositories.

The problem is that the Maemo Garage repository is not separated into stable
and unstable repos, AFAIK. So all Garage-hosted apps are treated equally
when they are in reality in vastly different stages of development. That
kind of unstable/testing/stable separation helps users choose their level of

Packaging up an app in development is kind of a Catch-22 situation. If you
don't package it, you limit your user-base to fewer, more technically-savvy
people and it may not get the testing/exposure you might want. If you
package it, it will get a lot more testing and exposure but if it does bad
things, that exposure won't be positive and may drive away users with false
expectations of stability.

Putting packages (along with their equally stable dependencies) into repos
labeled by stability seems to be the standard way of managing those

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