[maemo-community] N9 device seeding activity

From: Javier S. Pedro maemo at javispedro.com
Date: Fri Apr 20 03:48:56 EEST 2012
On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:54:35 -0700, Quim Gil wrote:
> I was talking about the motivation of Nokia. While I won't try to
> convince *you* about publishing at the Nokia Store, I remember that the
> problems for individuals publishing in Ovi was a topic that generated A
> LOT of heated discussions. Nowadays those problems are solved, why not
> use that infrastructure?
> Then you have the apps that are more experimental, rely on Developer
> Mode, etc. Fine, those are welcome too in this program - and clearly not
> in the Nokia Store.

I was not thinking about experimental applications -- mostly because QA 
on AFM is IMHO stricter than QA on the Nokia Store! It is thus not a 
place for unstable applications, or applications that require developer 

On the other hand and for obvious reasons, AFM does encourage open source 
applications. I was not sure whether the goal was to promote more 
development of open source applications or alternatively a continuation 
of the Launchpad program -- where AIUI the more apps the better and it 
does not matter if they are commercial or anything else. From your 
remarks, I believe that at least your proposed item 1 is more akin to the 

In that case, I have nothing to add.

* (Off-topic remark: Applications that require developer mode will 
actually work without it when published to either Nokia Store or AFM. 
It's what is not in developer mode that is a "problem". But don't worry, 
I already have a device ;P )
> This is not stopping anybody for using apps.formeego.org as well. As a
> side note, this is just the peak of a strategic discussion about the
> role of community / unofficial stores in the times when publishing imn
> official stores is simple and practical. Something for another thread.


> Ok to not make it a requirement, but why not making it a recommendation
> for anybody with a stable app installable without developer mode? If we
> care about N9 users this is the best way to reach all of them.

Not making it a requirement is completely fine by me. Just would like to 
ensure that open source applications do not have to either go through 
whatever content policies the Nokia Store has these days OR otherwise be 
related somehow to Qt5. Removing the requirement adds the IMO necessary 
third option.

Thinking loudly, even distributing via a thread on TMO would be a nice 
option, if someone was to value communication between community and 
developer more than mass distribution.


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