[maemo-users] Steve's Ranty Review #1: N800 ogg support

From: Steve Greenland steveg at moregruel.net
Date: Fri Oct 19 19:26:07 EEST 2007
According to James Sparenberg  <james at linuxrebel.org>:
> On Thursday 18 October 2007 11:30:34 Marius Gedminas wrote:
> > I sincerely hope Maemo Extras rejects sourceless packages.
> >
> > Marius Gedminas
> Marius, 
>    I would hope that they reject binary packages period, in that like every 
> distro I've worked with you submit a src (rpm deb tgz etc) and the distro 
> builds from that file so that at least some assurance can be made that it's 
> build from the correct environment.  

Actually, Debian requires a binary upload of at least one architecture.
Then the autobuilders build for all the other architectures.

About once a year someone proposes source-only uploads. The argument
against is that with a binary upload, you have at least some hope that
the developer has installed and tested the package. With source-only
uploads, there the temptation to make "just one little change" and
upload without building and testing.

Maintaining an auto-build system is non-trivial.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

More information about the maemo-users mailing list