[maemo-community] Command line apps & Extras

From: Valerio Valerio vdv100 at gmail.com
Date: Sat Nov 28 17:57:25 EET 2009

thanks all for the productive discussion so far, as some know I'm more for
the con-side, but I really want to have the CLI apps available in a easy
away, so I think we can reach a intermediate solution here.

Based in your feedback, here are the best solutions in my opinion, let's try
to reach a good solution that can make both sides happy:

1 - Modify the HAM code in order to add some kind of switcher for the CLI
apps - Very good solution IMO, but very hard to accomplish in the short

2 - All Cli apps should use the same app icon - Seems good to me, the
regular users will learn and the power users will be happy to have all these
apps available.

3 - All CLI app should have a default sentence in his description, that
clearly states that the app is only usable from the command line (no icon,
no GUI) - Most of the users will not read the descriptions, but if they
complain about it, is their fault because the notice is there :P .  A
similar sentence should be also used in the enablers (OGG support,..).

I think 2 & 3 is perfectly doable in the short term and perhaps can make
both sides happy. Thoughts ?

Best regards,

Valério Valério
Maemo Community Council Chair


On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 10:28 AM, hyartep <hyartep at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 23:24, Valerio Valerio <vdv100 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> one of the topics of the last community meeting about Extras QA was if
>> command line applications should be available for regular users through the
>> application manager or not. We can't reach a consensus, and it seems to
>> generate very contradictory opinions inside our community.
>  ...
>> Please share your opinion, we need to decide about this asap.
>  I think that apps without GUI should definitely be available the same way
> as GUI apps.
> However, there is no problem, to keep them somehow separated, e.g. with
> special switch in appmanager, in separate repository, or with special name
> (prefix), so average user understands, they are different from common (GUI)
> apps.
> hyartep
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