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

From: Pauli Virtanen pav+sp at iki.fi
Date: Mon Nov 2 13:22:28 EET 2009
Mon, 02 Nov 2009 09:20:41 +0200, Matan Ziv-Av wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Nov 2009, Andrew Flegg wrote:
>> 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.
> Do you know that almost any current Linux distribution has a GUI package
> installation program? And that each such program displays thousands of
> CLI and advanced GUI programs? Are you sure that reinventing this wheel
> is a good idea?

This is largely the current situation. But I think it's unwise to say 
that it's the optimal solution, so of course trying to improve this is a 
good idea.

In fact, one could say that the trend in Linux distributions is to move 
away from this. Consider Ubuntu: they have a separate "Software center" 
that shows only a subset of the available software and aims to be simple 
to use.

Pauli Virtanen

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