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

From: Steve Greenland steveg at moregruel.net
Date: Fri Oct 19 19:30:50 EEST 2007
According to Krischan Keitsch <krischan.keitsch at alumni.tu-berlin.de>:
> The optimum may be between the two - meaning we need some kind of
> a quality management for the community efforts. To approve that
> just verified and checked apps are in the official and universe
> repositories. So that Jill Random and ourselves can benefit from rock
> solid high quality apps. What do you think?

Who is going to do the testing and certification? It's a lot of work,
and not particularly rewarding. And I can guarantee that sooner or later
some developers will feel personally maltreated by any such group.

Probably the easiest workable solution is something like the Debian
unstable/testing process, whereby packages are uploaded to unstable, and
migrate to testing after meeting certain criteria (no new serious bugs,
installs with only other testing packages, etc.)

But I'd settle for just getting people to use one repo, rather than
setting up there own.

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

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