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

From: Ed Bartosh eduard.bartosh at nokia.com
Date: Wed Aug 8 20:39:00 EEST 2007
On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 20:04 +0300, ext Ed Bartosh wrote:
> 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.
extras-testing would be even better. It's clearly says that this
repository is for testing applications on their way to extras.

Ed Bartosh <eduard.bartosh at nokia.com>

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