[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: [maemo-users] 'Locking down' software installation

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Thu Feb 15 15:04:25 EET 2007
"ext Jonathan Greene" <atmasphere at atmasphere.net> writes:

> As a user, I like how this sounds.  I hope it also means that the
> Application Manager and user experience will be largely free of
> having to add repositories.

That is a separate thing, but yes, locking down system package
upgrades might make it more acceptable to ship the device with more
repositories pre-configured.  The maemo Extras repository comes to
mind, of course, and maybe even the maemo SDK repository.

> This could make finding new applications easier and more complete
> than the current process which still requires some desire to explore
> and understand the dependency factor.

Hopefully the new Application Catalogue with the .install files makes
adding repositories easy enough.

> Is it possible for some of the installs to simply ask for a password -
> in the same way that Apple OSX does it.

I don't see this happening.

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