[maemo-community] Maemo Packaging Policy

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Fri Apr 10 07:16:23 EEST 2009
On Apr 9, 2009, at 8:40 AM, Jeremiah Foster wrote:

> 	This document has a lot of missing pieces. This makes it hard for
> someone to get started packaging specifically for maemo if they do not
> have a debian packaging background. This is unfortunate.

As far as I'm aware, it's intended to be a supplement to the Debian  
packaging policy, not a replacement. So areas covered by the Debian  
policy are obviously left out.

> 	I think a clear, well defined policy document is a pre-requisite for
> high quality packages, which in turn will lead to more stable software
> on the tablets and happier users.

Of course.

> 	I would like to request that the council engage with Nokia to define
> ownership of the policy manual and task the relevant parties with
> updating the documentation and policy itself so that we can have a
> more complete and up-to-date policy for the community and those
> working on maemo packages.

No need to go through the council on this one. You'll want to talk to  
Eero Tamminen (not sure if he's on -community, but he's definitely on - 
developers, which is where policy-related stuff should go).

Ryan Abel
Maemo Community Council member

More information about the maemo-community mailing list