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

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Thu Apr 23 23:10:07 EEST 2009
Jeremiah Foster wrote:
>> IMNSHO the SoC project is vapourware and/or a NIH toy by comparison :)
> No prejudice there. :) And Luk Claes, the mentor of the SoC project,  
> knows his stuff, so be prepared to be blown away.

Yeah, that came across harsher than I meant - sorry.

I would love for more opensource people to put a bit more effort into "us"
rather than "me" though. I'm sure he could produce something that would blow me
away - but I'd far rather see someone contribute to a team effort.
And I know how much easier it is to design and implement a green-field solution.

>> I admit I am biased - I thought Mer needed something to use as a  
>> builder and
>> when I found OBS met our needs I began using it. Mer 0.13 will  
>> hopefully come
>> from OBS and I'm now running Qt4.5 from OBS on Mer on my N800.
> This points to a good data point for the OBS. Plus the more hackers  
> work on it the better it gets. It's GPL, and relocatable. I agree that  
> maemo should take a serious look at implementing it. Hmmm, I suppose  
> that might even be my job? Should I put that on the sprint page? What  
> do people think?

Good, glad you're encouraged :)

I was trying to put together a note to let you know the breadth of OBS and
encourage closer scrutiny as it seems like it may be a useful tool for us all;
however I'm not aware of all the maemo.org/Nokia rewquirements. Someone
(X-fade?) mentioned the need to keep certain parts of the builder 'closed' and
OBS may or may not meet that need.

I am hoping to get sponsorship to the Copenhagen meet where I'd like to present
and chair some discussion on OBS/scratchbox etc. Will you be there?

> (I would like to also evaluate the debian SoC project once its done to  
> see if that is worthwhile too.)
Of course.


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