<br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/20/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">George Farris</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
The question really is, why is this, in it's current state, installable<br>with the Application Manager? It should be removed from the<br>repositories.</blockquote><div><br>The problem is that the Maemo Garage repository is not separated into stable and unstable repos, AFAIK. So all Garage-hosted apps are treated equally when they are in reality in vastly different stages of development. That kind of unstable/testing/stable separation helps users choose their level of risk.
<br><br>Packaging up an app in development is kind of a Catch-22 situation. If you don't package it, you limit your user-base to fewer, more technically-savvy people and it may not get the testing/exposure you might want. If you package it, it will get a lot more testing and exposure but if it does bad things, that exposure won't be positive and may drive away users with false expectations of stability.
<br><br>Putting packages (along with their equally stable dependencies) into repos labeled by stability seems to be the standard way of managing those expectations.<br><br>/Mike<br><br><br></div><br></div>