[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Proposal for streamline maemo repositories

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Thu Sep 14 11:30:37 EEST 2006
On 9/14/06, Devesh Kothari <devesh.kothari at nokia.com> wrote:
> Proposal to streamline maemo repos. PLEASE give your feedback and
> concerns. If anyone can improve or shoot this down, then it is YOU.
> Proposal:
> 1. To change the name of the "contrib" repository name to "extras"
>    Impact to developers/contributors/users of contrib
>      - Currently configured repository in /etc/apt/sources.list would
>        have to be changed

Sorry, I think you're too late. You should have considered these
issues in advance, and introducing another "please change your
settings" to users just looks a little unprofessional so soon after
the EABI change (which we all agree was worthwhile, but the users
don't think they see the benefit).

I suppose the only redeeming feature would be that there aren't *many*
projects yet using contrib. However if you were going to do any such
change, make the settings more clear for a user:

  * make sure the settings match those provided by default by the AM
  * if "free non-free" doesn't match the defaults, make it as simple as
    possible. Why does the Debian distinction need to apply here, given
    the limited data entry on a Maemo device?



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