[maemo-developers] Scratchbox and maemo development (was Re: sb2 wishlist)

From: Kalle Vahlman kalle.vahlman at gmail.com
Date: Thu Apr 12 11:47:54 EEST 2007
2007/4/12, Lauri Leukkunen <lle at rahina.org>:
> On 4/12/07, Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 03:06 +0300, ext Lauri Leukkunen wrote:
> > Said that, the main elements to consider are:
> >
> > - Development via Scratchbox vs development models bypassing SB
> > - SB vs SB2
> <snip>
> > Several pieces moving around, we need to consider all those and come up
> > with a sensible strategy, and results. All this work is for you guys.
> > Developers, please have your say.
> I'm not entirely sure how to interprete this. You're basically saying
> that Nokia is considering dropping scratchbox and the debian
> integration model and replacing it with openembedded?

Please keep in mind that scratchbox offers little or no value for eg.
interpeted language developers. If you write python, scratchbox is
more in the way with its integrated python than it offers value. If
the hildon libraries & bindings are compilable natively on a desktop
system and (better yet) if the "standard" libraries (gtk etc) would
not have incompatible API, there would be absolutely no need for
scratchbox if you are writing python apps or plugins.

> It would be nice
> if you guys would say things as you mean them instead of going around
> giving these vague statements.

If I'm not mistaken, Quim meant "we'd like to have a good solutions to
different needs, not just one for everything".

That doesn't exclude SB.

Kalle Vahlman, zuh at iki.fi
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