[maemo-community] Harmattan & Maemo Community

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Fri May 6 12:21:46 EEST 2011
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 07:22, Ville M. Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Situation check:
> So, what's the role of maemo community communication channels (these
> mailing lists, talk.maemo.org) and Harmattan? Will maemo community
> embrace Harmattan as "natural continuation" after maemo5? Or should
> these channels be relegated to maemo5 and older alone, moving
> Harmattan discussion elsewhere?


  * Harmattan will be using deb packaging, rather than RPM (AFAWK)
  * meego.com has explicitly ruled out being the place for
    manufacturer-specific end-/power-user discussion.


  * Will Nokia be able to market the device as "MeeGo", as the
    compliance exemption has yet to be granted.


  * Where will people be getting their software? Will COBS be
    producing Harmattan debs and, if so, make them available
    through the meego.com equivalent of maemo.org/downloads?

In my opinion, the whole thing's a mess. Developers asking questions
about Qt will be answered on meego-*; but asking about Qt Quick
Components might be rejected as it's "not part of MeeGo" (with MeeGo
UX Components being preferred); developers probably won't be welcome
to discuss the intricacies of deb packaging for Harmattan, but will be
uploading source tarballs for Debian packaging to COBS?



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