[maemo-community] Maemo / Nokia might want to take advantage of debian's potential new build system

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Wed Apr 22 13:02:35 EEST 2009
On Apr 21, 2009, at 23:06, David Greaves wrote:

> Jeremiah Foster wrote:
>> Hello!
>> There is a an interesting Summer of Code project that Nokia and Maemo
>> might want to watch and monitor its development.
>> http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/user/pkern/wb_python
>> This projects aims to build a more efficient automated build system
>> for debian's infrastructure. Maybe there are ideas and code to take
>> and use on maemo.org.
> :D
> Try this:
>  http://en.opensuse.org/Build_Service/

I have looked at this previously and think it is a great idea. I am  
not convinced that I want my software sitting around on Novell's  
servers though. I think they are a little confused about free software.
> Have a look here if you like:
>  http://wiki.maemo.org/Mer/Build

> Someone else has been looking at it too:
>  https://build.opensuse.org/project/show?project=Maemo%3A4.1

Ditto, plus this page asks me for a login. FAIL.

I think the Debian SoC project might provide a more modern, and  
hopefully robust, build system implemented in a language that Maemo  
uses (python) that can be moved to a local server as opposed to queued  
in Novell's build system. It is the entire chain of automated tools  
that is so complex and hard to manage - having an easier system would  
be a huge win for the community even if it is behind the scenes.


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