[maemo-developers] Why should it be so hard and should I even bother with Extras for fremantle?

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Sun Nov 1 16:00:23 EET 2009
2009/11/1 Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org>:
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 11:35, Graham Cobb <g+770 at cobb.uk.net> wrote:
>> On Sunday 01 November 2009 10:22:00 Andrew Flegg wrote:
>>> However, if it is clear to users what to expect when they install
>>> those apps; and they don't recklessly reduce the capability of the
>>> system, I don't think they're that bad. So, perhaps, OpenSSH Server
>>> should have a clearer warning that the root password it forces you to
>>> choose should be strong, as it will allow anyone to log in to your
>>> tablet if it is online and they know the password.
>> I agree with Andrew.  These applications should be available to everyone.
> Cool.

+1 (for the agreement part, not the coolness :) )

>> 1) There will end up being a LOT of command line utilities.  Over time I would
>> expect a lot of debian utilities to be ported.  This will clutter up the
>> Application Manager with things of interest to a tiny number of people.
>> The medium term solution, I think, is to create a new category: user/advanced
>> or user/command-line.
> I don't like this. If I'm looking for a port forwarder, I'm going to
> look in user/network and, as an advanced user, I'm going to be happy
> with a pretty GUI app or the command-line socat.
> This is probably where we should start looking at introducing debtags?
> So, for example, socat would be in user/network but have a tag,
> 'command-line'. We can then even add a setting to Application Manager
> to show/hide command-line applications.

I would like to see this.
'socat' definitely belongs to user/network but is also a CLI utility (advanced).

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