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

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Thu Apr 23 20:21:49 EEST 2009
On Apr 22, 2009, at 12:11, Dave Neary wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?

It matters a lot. What happens when the server dies for example? Plus,  
that obviates the need for a build server, you can just push to github.

>> 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.

Oh. I thought if it was built by debian it would be close enough to  
Invented Here.

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