[maemo-developers] New developer tools and an Introduction

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Sat Jul 7 13:59:03 EEST 2007
On Fri, 2007-07-06 at 20:40 +0200, Kees Jongenburger wrote:
> On 7/6/07, Murray Cumming <murrayc at murrayc.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-07-06 at 12:29 +0300, Juha Kallioinen wrote:
> > > Maybe I'm being a bit too 'Big Brotherly' with this approach, what do
> > > you think? :-)
> >
> > It sounds perfectly sensible to keep these out of the view of the
> > majority of people, who would never want them. Otherwise, it's just some
> > new cool mysterious app that they installed but were unhappy about not
> > seeing in the menu.
> >
> > It would be nice to have a more sensible way of making them visible
> > though.
> I can imagine that .install files could have a "user/hacker/developer" section
> so that you still can install ssh and such without having to perform
> red pill tricks. the problem for me when I run in red pill mode is
> that the UI is not designed to show that much packages
> This package requires the developers level and installs the ssh server
> please read about changing your password and gaining root if you care
> about your device or happen to have personal data on your device
> please rate yourself
> user|hacker|developer
> if (user){
>   This package is really no good for you but I you really want please
> first answer
> the following simple questions
> -What is the default password for the device?
> -What is the codename of the software version you are using?
> }
> if (hacker|developer){
>  1337 haxor! detected
> happy hacking
> }

It doesn't need to be that annoying. A simple preference would be fine,
with a warning.

Murray Cumming
murrayc at murrayc.com

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