[maemo-community] [maemo2midgard] updates on app catalog

From: Ferenc Szekely ferenc at maemo.org
Date: Wed Aug 8 16:02:57 EEST 2007

This list has been very quiet lately. So let me break the ice.

Today we made a svn commit hook with Niels, so the style package is
automagically generated and installed on the internal server upon
every commit. This will help us working on the application catalog

I finally got the time to start hacking on the application catalog
with Niels. Right now I am thinking about splitting the catalog into
multiple catalogs. With this separation we could nicely separate the
apps, which will improve usability.

We plan the followings:
-users browsing the catalog with a tablet will get the apps that are
matching their OS version by default. they can of course browse other
applications as well.
-users coming there from a desktop will get a frontpage with clear
indication of all "catalogs", like OS2005, OS2006 and OS2007 (as of

For the separation I have an idea. After checking a bit of the Midgard
DB tables I think we could do that with a minimal amount of work.
There is a field called "supplier" in the
"org_openpsa_products_product" table. We could make use of this field
and then we change the sql queries accordingly. With this we don't
need to change the metadata that is store in the "record_extension."
table. I would like to get your comments about this twisted idea.

There is a lot more things to be done with the app catalog, but those
are mainly "sql queries". All the planned changes are documented in
our tracker.

Have a nice day,

More information about the maemo-community mailing list