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

From: Guillem Jover guillem.jover at nokia.com
Date: Wed Jan 31 17:37:16 EET 2007
On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 01:45:50 +0200, ext Kemal Hadimli 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.

And a waste of time and resources.

> 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)

I think this "umbrella project" and the proliferation of all those
independent repositories are making the fragmentation of the armel
port bigger, and a massive duplication of work. The proper thing to
do would be to direct all those efforts in getting a working Debian
armel port running, and just pull from there, as was done before the
move to EABI.


> 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?

As noted above, it would be slightly better than the current status,
but bad compared to just using the Debian port.


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