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

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Tue Nov 3 00:19:21 EET 2009
On Nov 2, 2009, at 21:17, David Greaves wrote:

>  If the device is to succeed then even people who
> believe horoscopes must be comfortable using it!

You must be a taurus . . .
> "Accidentally" presenting them with a network sniffer application is,
> IMHO, a user experience bug.
>> Does we need to come back to the old days where each user have his  
>> own
>> repository ? To be honest i ll be far away easier to do than the
>> actual one.
> Well, yes - and clearly NO.
> But through the marvel of views and filters we can tailor a single
> repository to multiple kinds of user.
> Maybe have the HAM run in 3 views:
>  casual : games, social, media, music
>  professional: spreadsheets, sync apps
>  technical: network sniffers, encryption tools, CLI

I think the two suggestions on this thread that are present in  
upstream and have been shown to work are:

	- The implementation of tags
	- The simplification of user interface for installing apps

It does have to be really, really easy to get a twitter client  
installed via a few clicks in a GUI. And it also has to be really,  
really easy for a Qt python hacker to find the best lib to create that  
twitter client. I think these are separate domains which require  
separate tools. Perhaps we can simplify the Application Manager and  
trust that developers will more easily find libs and such through the  
implementation of tags in the repos?

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