[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] IMPORTANT: vulnerability in Application Manager, please check your repositories

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Oct 25 18:49:09 EEST 2006
On 10/25/06, David Weinehall <david.weinehall at nokia.com> wrote:
> On ons, 2006-10-25 at 16:24 +0100, ext Andrew Flegg wrote:
> > On 10/25/06, Ian <vern at riseup.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > maybe its more helpful to ask if there is anything we (the community)
> > > can do to help get it out of the door?? ...
> >
> > That presupposes there *is* another official release planned. Until we
> > know that, how can we offer to help?
> If the fact that marius.volmer @ *** nokia.com *** wrote:
> "and 4.22.1 will be in the next maintenance release of IT 2006."
> doesn't indicated that another official release is planned from your
> point of view,

Apart from the fact there's lots of semantic wriggle room in "next
maintenance release of IT 2006", until today all we knew of what
*Nokia* were planning to do was:

   * Sardine.
   * Herring (through a mention of Carlos on #maemo)
   * IT 2007 mentioned in Bugzilla
   * A hint, through hearsay, about improved HWR from a trade show.
   * A reference to "updated OS" on Nokia's pages about the GPS stuff.

If Nokia's plans now solely consist of yearly releases (with no word as to
whether or not they cost money), the community'll probably want to start
thinking about forking whatever's present so that we're not dependent on
occasional, drip-fed releases from Nokia.

If Nokia's plans include maintenance releases for IT 2006, is it really
that unreasonable to ask when they'll be?

> you live in a very twisted world indeed.

Perhaps, but I don't think that's relevant ;-)

Nokia can't have it both ways: they're either open and sharing and can
claim to release "when it's ready" (where "ready" is also defined by the
community); or they're closed, proprietary and have paying customers (and
potential customers) dependent on a roadmap.

Either way, some professionalism would be nice.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/

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