[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] garage/extras repository for bora?

From: Aaron Levinson alevinsn at aracnet.com
Date: Wed Jan 10 02:40:42 EET 2007
On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Ferenc Szekely wrote:

> On 1/10/07, Aaron Levinson <alevinsn at aracnet.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > I wish I know when we can offer extras for receiving your apps for
> > > bora. Some of us at nokia had an idea to setup a automated build
> > > system which accepts source uploads only and delivers the binaries for
> > > all our releases (mistral, scirocco, bora, etc).
> > > For some reason we need to clarify thousand+1 things (mainly legal)
> > > before we can offer such service. I had an idea back in December that
> > > maybe maemo could finally co-operate with OpenEmbedded and see if we
> > > could get the extras packages from their build system. It should be
> > > technically possible. I promised to send a mail to Koen and Florian about this
> > > "trial", but never got there yet. Perhaps this could kick off the
> > > discussion here, on the maemo dev list.
> >
> > Well, perhaps we can have a temporary solution for the time being and
> > discussion on a more permanent solution for the future.  A temporary
> > solution could probably just entail adding a new directory to the existing
> > extras repository for bora.  I'm not sure about the upload process and
> > distinguishing bora packages from mistral packages, but I imagine that
> > something can be worked out.
> >
> The only temp solution I can imagine is to open other upload queues
> (like you, Aaron said) where you could upload scirocco and bora
> versions. So there will be one upload queue for each maemo release.
> This could be done fairly quickly, though people who uploaded to
> mistral should change their dput configurations, because the mistral
> queue will also change.
> It is not nice at all... Imagine if you have an app and have to
> compile it with 3 SDKs and upload it 3 times, just to make it
> available for everyone. But as for temporary solution.. I don't know.
> Tell me your opinions pls.

Actually, one package may work fine.  Mistral packages will work in
scirocco, and many mistral packages will also work on bora.  If there is
no reason to build using the maemo 3.0 SDK, it probably just makes sense
to build using the 2.0 SDK and upload the same package to the mistral,
scirocco, and bora repositories.  Actually, it seems that we probably
don't need a scirocco repository, as I think all mistral packages will
work on scirocco (although the reverse isn't necessarily the case as a
result of some new APIs in scirocco, but I doubt that they are being used
very much).

I'm personally fine with this as a temporary solution.  It would be nice
if N800 users had a bora garage repository option as soon as possible,
since there are quite a few garage projects.  Also, the existence of a new
bora garage repository may encourage developers to ensure that their
packages work on 3.0 (a little difficult without an N800, but at least the
package can be tested in the SDK environment... I think).

On a separate note, regarding the new application catalog at
test.maemo.org, I see that it is possible to indicate which OS versions an
application supports.  However, there is only one download option, even if 
the application is supported on both IT2006 and IT2007.  A single download 
option may not be enough for some applications.


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