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

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Tue Nov 3 00:47:59 EET 2009
On Monday 02 November 2009 11:28:04 Eero Tamminen wrote:
> 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).

I agree that porting command line tools with no icon, GUI, etc. should be 
possible -- we need to add a way to promote non-user/ apps through testing 
into extras for people who will be installing using apt-get.

But if the app has been wrapped to make it usable from the GUI (given an icon, 
creating an xterm, whatever) then it is a GUI app and should go in user/.  
But we may still want a way to separate out the "too geeky" apps of that 

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