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

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Wed Apr 22 13:11:40 EEST 2009

Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> On Apr 21, 2009, at 23:06, David Greaves wrote:
>> 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.

If your software is free software, what does it matter where it's sitting?

> 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.

I'm afraid I don't share your optimism. It looks like NIH to me.


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