[maemo-community] VS: Re: Command line apps & Extras

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Mon Nov 30 00:53:28 EET 2009
On Sunday 29 November 2009 11:33:50 Timo Pelkonen wrote:
> ----- Alkuperäinen viesti -----
> > Can we not have an extras-CLI repository that a power user would have
> > to manually install in app manager like extras-testing?
> How hard would this be to accomplish? And if it could be added just as
> extras out of the box (needs to be enabled by user before use)

I am opposed to this.  All applications should be available in Extras: good 
bad, easy to use, hard to use.  The UI style doesn't define how good, useful 
or even usable an application is: there are plenty of bad GUI applications in 
the world.

If people want to create Fart applications and people want to download them 
then fine!  They should be allowed into Extras.  Similarly, if people want to 
create CLI applications and people want to download them, that is also fine.

Leave Ovi to impose rules and subjective judgements.  In the community 
repository we should allow all applications and rely on users to rate and 
review them.  Let the users decide!

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