[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: Thu Nov 5 19:04:39 EET 2009
On Nov 5, 2009, at 10:54, Attila Csipa wrote:

> On Thursday 05 November 2009 10:34:53 Kees Jongenburger wrote:
>> How about a totally different approach. Pretty much like the  
>> currently
>> nokia-binaries have a unique url
>> would it be possible to create "per" user repositories on the
>> maemo.org server and have some tool virtually merging
>> different repositories into this personal repository.
> Techinally, you can do this through /etc/apt/preferences if I  
> understand
> correctly what you want to do :)
> BTW not to sidetrack, but per user repositories could be used as  
> PPAs. I
> understand the motives of having a monolithic extras-devel, but in  
> some cases
> it's counterproductive. If I want to make separate packages (for  
> comparison)
> or want to try out some super-dangerous stuff with a limited number  
> of people,
> I don't want to do it in extras-devel (you might pull in my package  
> as a
> dependency by accident, cleaning up extras-devel from test versions  
> also
> involves poking people...).

I'll add PPAs or personal user repos as an item for disucssion.

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