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

From: Ed Bartosh eduard.bartosh at nokia.com
Date: Wed Aug 8 20:04:17 EEST 2007
On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 12:54 +0300, ext Ferenc Szekely wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
I totally support the idea. For me it would be very useful to have some
repository to put applications for testing before releasing them to
extras. I'd not call it sandbox but extras-devel or something similar to
emphasize its primary usage scenario.
I can help to maintain it if needed.

Ed Bartosh <eduard.bartosh at nokia.com>

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