[maemo-community] Extras and Fremantle

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Thu Feb 26 19:56:26 EET 2009
On Feb 24, 2009, at 9:46 AM, Quim Gil wrote:
> Lengyel Marcell (Nokia-D/Helsinki) wrote:
>> However I do not really recommend creating the Fremantle extas at
>> this point because the alpha SDK is still not quite ready for
>> application development. The applications that developers create
>> using the aplha SDK are not guaranteed to run on the final product.
> This is a good reason to have an extras-devel only. The alpha SDK will
> be good enough to start developing functional applications, and
> extras-devel can serve the purpose of a common repository for  
> additional
> libraries needed and start developing and testing the apps themselves.

If the SDK is "experimental", which its alpha status seems to  
indicate, then it is valuable to build packages and fix any bugs in  
the SDK.

If the SDK is not finished and is subject to significant change, then  
building packages with it will be of no use because those packages  
will not work later and anything learned in the building phase may not  
be relevant.

What state is the SDK in? Is it going to have lots of API or ABI  
changes? What does the "alpha" status mean specifically, how is that  



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