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

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Fri Apr 24 00:10:08 EEST 2009
On Apr 23, 2009, at 22:10, David Greaves wrote:

> 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.
> <aside>
> 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.
> </aside>

I agree - there is too much "me" and not enough "us".
>>> 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.

Yes, that in fact may be a sticking point, and X-Fade is usually well  
informed on these matters.
> 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 very much look forward to that! I will be there, I hope you can be  
there too.


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