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

From: Steve Greenland steveg at moregruel.net
Date: Fri Oct 26 00:57:53 EEST 2007
According to Kemal Hadimli <disqkk at gmail.com>:
> Some of the developers won't use the repositories no matter what you
> do, and as far as I can tell/analyze, the reasons are:
> - It's hard (well, not well-documented) to get access to, and to set
> up keys etc.
> - Distributing files from garage downloads are much easier (and can
> track download counts)
> They don't care about the advantages (easy rolling of releases and
> auto-installation of dependencies) because there are ways to get
> around them.

Then they don't care about their users. End of story.

The way to solve this is to make the repo more attractive. Make
"download counts" available[1]. Make it easy to know *what* repo you
should put your packages in. Make it clear that not using the repo is
not socially acceptable. Make it clear what the requirements are to get
into the repo. Make it easy.

Now, I don't think there will ever be a time when everything
(non-official Nokia) is in one repo. Even Debian has it's special
purpose repos, such as backports.org. But for the most part, if your
package isn't in the central Debian repo, it doesn't exist.

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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