[maemo-users] 4.2007.38-2 available

From: Gary Baribault gary at baribault.net
Date: Wed Oct 3 14:31:07 EEST 2007
Thanks for the reply, I saw yesterday on another blog that the problem
might be one of cutture .. Nokia people used to working on phones and
not on a Linux OSS project. It's replies like this that show that Nokia

Gary Baribault
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Marius Vollmer wrote:
> "ext Gary Baribault" <gary at baribault.net> writes:
>> OK then, can I beat up on them?
> Sure, keep it coming! :-) It is good to see what people care about,
> and a good rant is always appreciated.  It really does help keep my
> priorities sane, at least.
>> I agree, this is a lousy way of doing the updates, I cannot suggest
>> this device to anyone if every time there is an update, all
>> applications have to be re-installed!! Why can't the update take a
>> proper#full backup to a flash card, dump a list of applications, and
>> after the flash, re-install the latest updated applications?
> Nothing is impossible, and we actually have enough bright people here
> to have all the right ideas, but somehow it always takes loooong to
> actually turn them into "code in your hands".
> The "backing up and restoring the list of applications" feature was
> committed to the Application Manager trunk in February 2007 (with lots
> of bug fixes in the following months, of course).
> Why are you still complaining about not having it? :-) Because it is
> only coming out officially about now with Chinook.
> That's not right, if you ask me.  We are slowly warming up to the idea
> of public beta releases with the browser and sip things and we should
> be doing this for the whole OS.

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