[maemo-developers] Updating the info for Extras-devel non-free

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Wed Nov 25 13:04:36 EET 2009
On Nov 25, 2009, at 11:49, <tero.kojo at nokia.com> <tero.kojo at nokia.com> wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: maemo-developers-bounces at maemo.org [mailto:maemo-developers-
>> bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of Gil Quim (Nokia-D/Helsinki)
>> Sent: 25 November, 2009 11:48
>> To: maemo developers
>> Cc: marcell at maemo.org
>> Subject: Updating the info for Extras-devel non-free
>> Hi, the information to upload binary-only packages to extras-devel is
>> out of date:
>> http://wiki.maemo.org/Uploading_to_Extras-devel#.22non-free.22_packages
> As far as I know, for Fremantle you follow the normal rules. Upload to extras-devel and promote. But Niels is the authority on that. 

We have had an ad-hoc solution which basically is that Niels takes care of non-free.

>> Yet there are several non-free packages in extras-devel & extras-
>> testing
>> / Extras. Can someone please update the wiki information reflecting the
>> current practice for Maemo 5?

This may require long discussions on what is non-free and why it should be there. Perhaps the current ad-hoc situation is preferable. 

>> We are seeing more questions about this and actually the current
>> information is misleading since it suggests that non-free packages can
>> bypass the Extras-testing QA process, which is not true.

I am hesitant here, some of the testing process may require source packages, either now or in the future. I am not certain that non-free packages deserve to get all the free quality assurance that the community provides. I think they should be grateful that they are included at all and if they want to go through testing, they need to at least provide a source package.

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