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

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Nov 2 13:28:04 EET 2009

ext Andrew Flegg wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:47, Marius Vollmer <marius.vollmer at nokia.com> wrote:
>> ext Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com> writes:
>>> Then Application Manager has to change. It does not scale to have
>>> categories when there are thousands of apps.
>> Yes, this is overdue.  We also need a way to handle application specific
>> add-ons, like language packs.
> Instead of debtags, the subsection approach of
> user/network/command-line (or user/network/advanced) could solve both
> problems in one.

I don't understand why CLI tools need any specific section.

That just makes porting (re-compiling) them from Debian more hassle.

The value of being able to install them from AM GUI in addition to using
"apt-get install" on command line seems also dubious (especially
if one has installed Bash and package name completion).

Current user/* category should be used for normal, end-user visible
UI applications.

If AM support for CLI utility installation is really needed, I would
propose an option for AM like:
	[ ] List non-UI/command line utilities

Then enabling that in AM would get one also categories which don't start
with "user/".

I think AM should still skip showing library packages.  They should
get pulled in by the applications and utilities when needed, one usually
doesn't need a library in itself...

	- Eero
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