[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Unified/Umbrella garage project for direct ports

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue Jan 30 14:14:42 EET 2007
On 1/29/07, Kemal Hadimli <disqkk at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are a lot of userspace utilities or system libraries that work
> on maemo without requiring any special/custom "porting", and are just
> direct scratchbox compiles of debian packages. These libraries/utils
> are currently distributed across custom repositories. Moving these
> over to the maemo garage would result in countless project entries
> which are rarely updated.


> The idea is to create an "umbrella project" and add maintainers of
> various packages as developers to this project, so they can publish
> files. They will all have garage repository access and will maintain
> directly-ported packages like simple command line utils, small
> libraries, etc. The aim is to make these packages accessible in a
> single repository. (which is the maemo extras repo)

A fantastic idea. One so fantastic it proves "great minds think alike"[1]:


> So, comments? Do you have a few utils/libraries compiled for maemo in
> your personal homepage/repository? Would you be interested in
> maintaining some of these packages in this umbrella project? What do
> you think?

That's exactly the workflow I've got in mind for MUD:


Any comments or questions would be very much appreciated either here,
or on the mailing list. We're almost ready to start releasing the debs
upstream to the extras repository, but for some reason I can't upload
my GPG key to Garage (it claims it as invalid), and I've not heard
back from Ferenc (or anyone else) as to how to fix it.



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