[maemo-community] Extras and Fremantle

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Mon Mar 2 13:27:43 EET 2009
Graham Cobb wrote:
> On Friday 27 February 2009 08:47:08 Jeremiah Foster wrote:
>> I feel the only way to combat this type of rogue repository creation
>> is to assure that the maemo.org repos are;
>> 	1. of significantly higher quality
>> 	2. provide added value, like the way they are highly available
>> 	3. are more secure
> Hi Jeremiah
> Great to have you on board!
Seconded :)

> At first sight it appears obvious: we should ensure that packages cannot get 
> into the repositories unless they have sufficient quality (for some value 
> of "sufficient").  But, on the other hand, if we set the bar too high we are 
> in danger of recreating the repository hell: developers who cannot meet the 
> bar (early versions, not enough time to improve quality, not enough time to 
> prove the quality, not enough users to test and evaluate it) will end up 
> having to create their own repositories again.  Personally, I consider that a 
> worse problem than the (current) quality problem (others may disagree).

Debian has stable/testing/experimental

Why not copy from the best?

extras/stable == extras
 - listed on maemo.org
extras/testing == extras-testing
 - for testers - should be safe
extras/experimental == extras-devel
 - "hey, it actually worked this time!"

Wouldn't that address all the scenarios you describe?


"Don't worry, you'll be fine; I saw it work in a cartoon once..."

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