[maemo-community] Periodic cleanup of Extras-Devel?

From: Sebastian 'CrashandDie' Lauwers crashanddie at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jan 19 02:24:41 EET 2010
On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 12:01 AM, Graham Cobb <g+770 at cobb.uk.net> wrote:
> If I create a niche application that (literally) less than 10 people in the
> world will use (I have one of these -- it works with a website that my
> friends and I use for managing joint holidays and other things) why shouldn't
> I put it in extras-devel and leave it there for my, and my friends',
> convenience?  Otherwise I have to create a private repository to put it in.
> Same for an app I might create for a local group or a small company.

Because it will require your friends and yourself to activate devel
repos on maybe non-devel devices. What you end up with is sure, your
app being distributed to only your mates, but suddenly everyone's
running bleeding edge software the next time they press a beery finger
on "Update".

Regardless, why limit the number of people who have access to your
app? Sure, maybe only you and your friends will use the app. But in
the off-chance that suddenly said website has an enormous success, you
might be making a favour to the community as a whole.

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