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

From: Ed Bartosh bartosh at gmail.com
Date: Mon Apr 27 09:36:31 EEST 2009

2009/4/27 Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com>:
> Hi,
> ext Jeremiah Foster wrote:
>> 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?
> An online build system is a quite a big discussion topic that Maemo is
> considering for the future. I already asked for OBS feedback months ago
> and I met the core developers at FOSDEM. Such online build system
> (Novell's or anything else) could be part of something bigger, not only
> to be used by Maemo application developers.
> I recommend you not to invest much time on this and rather go to more
> immediate work on supporting those developers in the short term with
> better documentation and direct help.
I agree with Quim.

> For instance, there are many apps in Fremantle extras-devel that do not
> install, and we have no (common) idea of the quality of the packages in
> that repository. One task could be to see what are the main issues and
> common mistakes and start addressing them to ease the path for the new
> developers that will be involved for the first time in Maemo development
> and perhaps also Debian packaging.

BTW, why we're looking at other solutions instead of continuing
development of our own?
Autobuilder is working for one year already without problems. Who
prevents us to develop Web UI  for it or check for packages
installability or whatever community wants?


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