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

From: Henri Bergius henri.bergius at nemein.com
Date: Wed Apr 22 13:42:29 EEST 2009

2009/4/22 Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com>:
>> 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.

We're using OBS for building Midgard for many different distros and
architectures (http://www.midgard-project.org/documentation/installation-distros/),
and the experience has mostly been great. Couple of caveats:

* Sometimes the builds take a very long time, supposedly if we happen
to make a release around the same time that SuSE is being built
* OBS debian repositories are often messed up (wrong architecture
being served etc), so we have found it best to mirror the files in our
own repo after OBS has built them

For Maemo (midgard2 is available) we use the normal autobuilder,
though that means that after a release we need to upload the sources
to two places. If OBS supported making debs for Maemo, that would be

Henri Bergius
Nemein - Web Craftsmanship

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