[maemo-developers] Public maemo repository

From: Kees Jongenburger kees.jongenburger at gmail.com
Date: Sat Jul 21 08:15:23 EEST 2007
> We didn't start out with a distribution and now fixing this of course
> means work to implement the changes.  This work is mainly caused by
> missing the boat in the first place, in my opinion.  The boat was
> there but we decided to swim instead.  Maybe because the whole concept
> of something that is heavier than water but still floats without
> effort seemed to be too good to be true.  Arguing against boats by
> saying that it is extra work to climb into them and that you'd rather
> continue swimming means that you either don't understand the concept
> of boats or you don't plan to go a long way.
Hello Marius

I like the boat analogy very much :p

from what I understand it' maemo that has been assembled  from well
known wood sources (debian/linux/glib/gtk). I just can't imagine that
you could have been that creative/productive with hildon if you also
had to manage external deps/communication. Nokia does not make it a
secret that they choose for "strong upstream projects" and the last
moves (the ubuntu mobile stuff) shows that  apparently something was
created that will be usable on different platforms. so you are really
going the distro/generic aproach where the person who packages a
package and the person who created software are not the same. Anyway i
wonder what part of maemo is to be attractive if the hildon
development goes "outdoors".

Could you elaborate a litte on the choice for debian as opposed to
openembedded or  the  openwrt kind of distro's?(small fast ships that
allow water-skying :P )  is that the strong upstream projects thing?

I do like the idea that the time I spend on maemo stuff might be
usable on different platforms.


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