[maemo-community] "Community service pack"

From: Thomas Perl th.perl at gmail.com
Date: Thu Dec 16 21:15:59 EET 2010

2010/12/16 Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org>:
> On Thu, 16 Dec 2010, 19:01:22 GMT, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Apart from technical details, there is a strategic angle - we want a
>> single package that we can "trust" to be on most devices, but yet is
>> under community control.
> Agreed - to an extent. With the Community SSU around the corner (once the "HAM ignores packages even though the new repo has a higher trust level than the Nokia one" problem is fixed), I don't think there's a need to address the *theoretical* future issue of other minor fixes.
> A Qt fixes package, managed by the community (thanks to Attila), and we can ensure it is required as a dependency for QML/other Qt-using packages, seems like an appropriate solution.

A hypothetical question: What if these community-introduces fixes
(which change the behaviour of Qt - even if for the better) somehow
collide with expected behaviour of the Qt libs on Maemo 5, e.g. from
closed source packages from Ovi or even from normal open source
packages in Extras? What if Ovi apps work around the issues in the
"official" Maemo 5 packages - will this have any bad side-effects when
the workarounds do not apply anymore?

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