[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Encouraging developers to use Maemo Extras

From: Mikhail Gusarov dottedmag at dottedmag.net
Date: Tue Jan 16 18:56:40 EET 2007

While everyone who makes packages for Debian like to see them in
Debian Unstable or Ubuntu Universe (modulo proprietary software
developers), while there is little activity in Maemo Extras.

That's not surprising, as there is no or little advertisment of Extras
in the development documentation.

Extras should be clearly labeled as "official unofficial" :)
repository. As little as several lines of text in the strategic
places: packaging instructions, list of available software, maybe the
wiki front page may improve situation a lot.

I call it improvement because quite often quickly hacked version of
Maemo packages are even released without sources and .diff.gz just
because authors don't bother to do so. Establishing some quality
standards for the application packages (bugtracking, version tracking
etc) would attract more developers to the Maemo (exactly as Debian
policies/structure/quality attracted many people).

JID: dottedmag at jabber.dottedmag.net

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