[maemo-community] "Community service pack"

From: Attila Csipa maemo at csipa.in.rs
Date: Fri Dec 17 01:33:04 EET 2010
On Thursday 16 December 2010 21:15:59 Thomas Perl wrote:
> 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?

Regardles of Ovi, I don't think we'll be replacing Qt libs on a whim with 
this, QAing a new Qt (esp if not a bugfix) release is not trivial. The 
community fixes do not get installed by default, so 'default' Ovi compatibility 
is kept. If we affect something in Extras, it's the same procedure as it would 
be with a new PR -> let the author know, ask Niels to remove the old version, 
etc. There are not that many apps in Ovi that I would be particularly worried, 
but in case we cause breakage - well, that's a conflicts clause, just as it 
would be for any app in Extras, and then the user can decide if he want the 
stuff from Ovi or Extras. Still, in reality, I don't expect this scenario to 
play out - I see the service pack as fixes and addons, so not quite deep and 
extensive in scope as a SSU.

Best regards,
Attila Csipa
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