[maemo-community] Harmattan & Maemo Community

From: Sivan Greenberg sivan at omniqueue.com
Date: Fri May 6 12:25:31 EEST 2011
Andrew, to stress more what you outline here - the mess is so deep I'm
worried Harmattan would not be accepted in the community until its
next version, e.g. the proper fully compliant MeeGo with RPM packaging
and MeeGo UX components. This would be the least problematic case
creating less fragmentation than if it was to be highly adopted by the

IMHO/ 2c's.


On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> 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?
> Facts:
>  * 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.
> Unknowns:
>  * Will Nokia be able to market the device as "MeeGo", as the
>    compliance exemption has yet to be granted.
> Questions:
>  * 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?
> Cheers,
> Andrew
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