[maemo-community] "Community service pack"

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Thu Dec 16 14:47:37 EET 2010
On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 11:48, Attila Csipa <maemo at csipa.in.rs> wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 December 2010 21:20:11 you wrote:
>> Is there a proposal for who would maintain it; or what kind of
>> "(volunteer) job spec" the Council needs to advertise to get someone
>> to step up? Have we already got a volunteer?
> o/ (not as Council member, just as a Maemo guy with some backing from FN :)

Excellent, ta :-)

> I guess a dependency on libqt4-declarative or qt4-qmlviewer is a giveaway :)

Yup. A block for packages without the appropriate fixpack seems appropriate.

> PS. Are we OK with the name ? We can use csp or community-sp or whatever for
> testing, but once it goes public, it will be very difficult to change due to HAM
> behavior.

Let's focus this on the Qt side; I see two options:

  1) A meta-package, as Ville describes, which depends on the two packages.
     This might live in 'user/' (TBD) and be called something like
     "qt-community-fixes-1". I don't think this should be a general
     "community hotfixes", because then it makes no sense for QML apps
     to depend on it in general. However, the SSU could depend on it to
     pull it in more widely.

  2) A change to Packages which just checks for the appropriate hotfix
     packages; i.e. instead of depending on one metapackage, instead
     QML projects have to depend on both fix packages.

Given the problems with HAM & meta-packages in the past, I'd like to
know we were confident in the behaviour if we took option #1.



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