[maemo-users] [maemo-users] application catalog reviews

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Thu Jan 25 04:44:11 EET 2007
On Wednesday 24 January 2007 07:10, Ferenc Szekely wrote:
> On 1/24/07, Jonathan Matthews-Levine <matthewslevine at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 1/24/07, Ferenc Szekely <ferenc at maemo.org> wrote:
<***********snip for brevity**********>
> > * Installation without install file
> > o Tidy this section up.  Use more whitespace.  Perhaps make a
> > screenshot trail.  It will probably be one of the most frequently used
> > sections by consumers and, as such, *very* obvious/clear/pretty
> > instructions will really help this audience to get the most out of
> > their device.
> I agree. Although it is difficult to write a generic "how-to" for
> these applications. As you probably know many apps can be installed by
> a single deb file, but a lot of them need other packages to be
> installed first. Even these dependencies may have further dependencies
> sometimes.. So it is a real nightmare from user point of view.
> The screenshot tail is a good idea. I wonder if there is and applet
> already for N800 to take screenshots :)

This is why IMHO taking advantage of debian and apt-get would help.  debs, 
when built correctly, can and do manage dependencies for you.  There is no 
reason on a modern Linux OS to go nuts over dependencies.  


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