[maemo-developers] No more 770 bug activity?

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Tue Apr 3 23:40:16 EEST 2007
Dave Neuer wrote:
>> The current hacker edition looks like the best candidate to become a
>> more continued solution. Some people here have got a deep look at it.
>> What do you think?
> No, that's totally bogus: a binary-only distro that's supported by a
> community which doesn't have access to the source? Give me a break.
> Instead, how about Nokia get every bit of source used to build the
> last IT 2006 release which it has permission (both internal and
> external) to release in source form together in _one_ _repository_ and
> then let the community maintain that.

That also looks like 'binary-only distro that's supported by a community 
which doesn't have access to the source' if you really understood what 
Quim said about opensourcing stuff. How it is better? The only 
difference is old/dead codebase (and more current end-users without any 

I guess more community members will help maintaining something not 
completely dead (i.e. os2007 for n770) then os2006, check 
http://www.fedoralegacy.org/ for example.

The same push for opensourcing stuff can be targeted at os2007 codebase 
too and may have similar chances but better result.

> Additionally, keeping it
> compatible with N800 OS releases would be challenging to say the least
> (maybe Nokia employees could help w/ that little bit, like backporting
> fixes to bugs in the public source).

That's where os2007 codebase would be better ;-)

> Anything else, from both a end-user and a non-Nokia developer
> perspective, IMO, is just crap.

Yes, but as it is, end users have no supported choice anyway. 
Unsupported community maintained OS2006 or OS2007 is almost same to 
them. OS2007 has advantage of newer codebase with some useful features 
and bridging the gap i.e. more stuff intended for n800 running on their 

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