[maemo-community] N9 device seeding activity

From: Timo Härkönen timop.harkonen at gmail.com
Date: Sat Apr 21 22:30:47 EEST 2012

21. huhtikuuta 2012 20.24 Roberto Colistete Jr. <roberto.colistete at gmail.com
> kirjoitti:

> To boost porting & releasing softwares for MeeGo Harmattan : Nokia
> Store & Apps ForMeeGo should be only a recommendation as they can't
> accept softwares with external dependencies like Maemo.org
> repositories.

I don't see anyone saying that's the only way to go. If someone has needs
for a device to do an open source application with a purpose of publishing
it through the store I would see that as valid reason to ask for a device
given that there's enough reason to believe it will actually happen. Same
should apply for any other reason for requesting a device. platform
hacking, QA, application development, porting Qt5 or whatever.

afaik the external dependency thing in apps.formeego is only a policy issue
not a technical thing. So not really an issue just something that needs to
be discussed. Actually what is the proper place to discuss things like
apps.formeego policy? As I've understood it the goal now is to unify things
with it and maemo.org by introducing maemo targets to obs. I'd think this
list would be it.

/me waves at apps.formeego.org guys

> Even a .deb posted in a specific Talk Maemo.org topic should be enough
> because it is simple to install.

IMHO not even close enough. We have repositories and build machinery for a
reason. things like ensuring clean build environment, making sure the
needed dependencies are there and so on. Besides most of the deb drops in
tmo I have seen do not even include a link to the sources so again no. We
should be encouraging people to use the proper channels to distribute their
stuff (be it the store, apps.formeego or maemo.org repos) not posting links
to binary deb packages in tmo.


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