[maemo-community] Missing source code for GPL'ed, Maemo's (5) osso-backup

From: Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh mohammad7410 at gmail.com
Date: Fri Jun 1 14:42:16 EEST 2012
On Jun 1, 2012, at 6:34 AM, misterc <claudebucher at gmail.com> wrote:

> doubt there is much to this "source code" anyway...
> basically it is ZIP & UNZIP & a bunch of scripts that read / save (backup)
> respectively write back (restore) 
> the only part with any remotely "voodoo" aspect are the Hildon App Mgr files
> (catalogues.backup & packages.backup) but either they are provided as
> parameters when HAM is started or HAM looks for them upon 1st start & uses
> them to configure itself (catalogues) & subsequently install all the
> packages.

It only places them in a dir HAM looks in, as for showing the restore dialog at start up it's just a call to hildon-application-manager-util with a parameter.

> not sure this is worth any fuss 

The fact it's GPL'd without any code is, it can cause them legal issues.

> the simplicity of it however opens up completely new perspectives to create
> "custom" backups for apps settings that are not covered by default backup /
> restore 

AFAIK there's a .d dir where you can specify an app's dir to be backed up.

> have to think about it for the CC  
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