[maemo-developers] do we need garage sandbox repos?

From: Ferenc Szekely ferenc at maemo.org
Date: Wed Aug 8 12:54:35 EEST 2007

It has been a long time, so time to write to all of you :)

We had a good chat with some of the microb folks here in my room
yesterday. The conclusion was that we should perhaps offer a 'sandbox'
repository for garage projects. This would be a place where any
project could upload packages, make sure that they are installable on
the environment they are targeting for (like stock Nokia N800) etc.
The sandbox would serve as a "staging environment" before pushing the
packages to "extras".

The repo will not be on "repository.maemo.org", but on "garage". This
would hopefully hide it enough from users who could accidentally run
into troubles using this sandbox on their tablets.

The repo maintenance would be done with volunteers. I could establish
the basic environment, make sure that your uploaded packages are
processed etc, but I would like to get your help cleaning up the
sandbox every now and then.

Yeah, it is yet another repository, I know. But it could perhaps take
away some work from those of you who are running an own repo today. So
what do you think?


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