[maemo-community] ANNOUNCE: Maemo 5 gets community OS updates

From: Thomas Perl th.perl at gmail.com
Date: Sat Jan 29 19:40:39 EET 2011
Hi all,

2011/1/29 Ville M. Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 6:20 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
>> The Maemo Community Council and Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh are pleased to
>> announce the launch of the Maemo 5 Community SSU project. It is
> Quick install experience:
> - The .install file didn't work. It added the repo but didn't proceed
> with installation. I didn't get anything new on my app grid

It did work for me, I had to wait a bit after adding the repository
was added (H-A-M doesn't show any progress, but it's working in the
background and will eventually show the "you want to install this
package" dialog.

About versioning of Community SSU updates: Can we have some
agreed-upon naming scheme for Community SSU versions? For example, the
new vte package in the Community SSUs has "1:0.16.14-0mh9.m6" as
version (up from 1:0.16.14-0mh9.m5). Wouldn't it be better  to name
such packages "1:0.16.14-0mh9.m5+cssu0" or something (so that we can
see on which "official" package the community SSU package is based?
Yes, this makes the package versions extremely long and messy (even
more than most of them already are), but it is easier from a
configuration management point of view. (the "m5" actually means Maemo

Having this "cssu" naming policy in every package version also allows
to do something like "dpkg -l | grep cssu" and check if there are any
Community SSU packages installed, which can help in bug reporting and

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