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

From: Kemal Hadimli disqkk at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jan 30 14:49:12 EET 2007
That's even better than the unified project idea. Great news!

On 1/30/07, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Agreed.
> > 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]:
>     http://mud-builder.garage.maemo.org/
> > 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:
>     http://mud-builder.garage.maemo.org/docs/index.php?id=workflow
> 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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