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

From: Ferenc Szekely ferenc at maemo.org
Date: Wed Jan 10 02:54:05 EET 2007
On 1/10/07, Aaron Levinson <alevinsn at aracnet.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Ferenc Szekely wrote:
> > 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).
I agree with you, but I am not really a fun of such temporary and
improper solutions (I guess nobody really is). Opening an extras queue
to scirocco and one for bora does not require any special deals and
decisions from our side. We could -in theory- go ahead with this right
now. However I would like to hear the opinion of my fellow Nokia
colleagues and let them comment on the topic (right now it is 3AM
there in Helsinki). Let's wait 24 hours at least before we go on with
this, OK?

> 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.
True, but you can add the same application 3 times with 3 different
versions (or even with the same version, if you wish). The only
limitation at the moment is that you __must use__ a different Project
ID (unix name) for all 3 entries, as described in the User Manual.

Btw. many thanks for checking the new catalog ;)

> Aaron

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