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

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sun Nov 1 21:39:42 EET 2009
On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 19:21, Pauli Virtanen <pav at iki.fi> wrote:
> What would it take to have the application manager to have a setting
> "Show expert tools" that would show/hide these?

I'm slightly familiar with the HAM code, it should be fairly trivial.
Getting it into users' hands is slightly trickier, mind you.

> Or maybe have these only installable from the command line?

Then there's no benefit to having them visible in HAM. The tool which
started this discussion, socat, could easily be installed by someone
doing `apt-get install socat' as root.

This logic was part of the original rationale for having no 'cli'
section (apart from the fact it's *totally* unorthogonal): users who
could run them could use apt-get and apt-cache just as easily as the
tools themselves.



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