[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: rebooting constantly after upgrading packages

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Fri Sep 1 16:37:07 EEST 2006
"ext Johannes Eickhold" <jeickhold at gmx.de> writes:

> Sorry, but it is a bad idea [tm] to deliver a tool thousands of people
> (users of debian-based distros) are used to work with on a daily basis
> and then tell them it behaves different here and should NOT AT ALL be
> used.

Nonono, that is not what is being said.  The official position at this
point in time is that you should not expect the maemo 2.0 mistral
repository to work with your device.

You can say this happened because of some traditional ideas about what
an SDK is.  The SDK really is meant only for cross-compiling stuff in
Scratchbox, and the repositories that are made available with it are
also only _required_ to work for cross-compiling in Scratchbox.

Now, the maemo 2.0 mistral repository _nearly_ works when used on the
device.  From a bureaucratic point of view that is an unexpected extra
bonus.  From the point of a Debian-seasoned person, it's embarassing
und not really understandable that it doesn't work _completely_.

But expect us to improve!

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