[maemo-developers] Software categories (was do we need garage sandbox repos?)

From: Guillem Jover guillem.jover at nokia.com
Date: Mon Aug 13 16:49:14 EEST 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 10:31:23 +0300, ext Eero Tamminen wrote:
> Neil MacLeod wrote:
> > Ferenc Szekely wrote:
> > > Neil raised a very important point in his mail: categories and control
> > > of the repository. We could experiment with the categories in this
> > > "extras-testing" repository. First we would need a proposal of
> > > categories. The best would be to write this on a wiki page. Neil,
> > > would you mind coming up with a draft?
> Could you first define what you mean by "category"?
> I have a bug in Bugzilla about the terminology, and it's not very clear:
>   https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1524
> This is the relevant part in Debian Policy:
>   http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-subsections
> The Maemo sections should at least try to mostly match Debian as we use
> Debian as upstream.  Otherwise there will be useless patching of
> packages when they are built/ported for Maemo.


> > [ ... "category" examples ... ]

> > Any thoughts?

Depending on what's referred to with "category", there's already
several systems in use, please do not create a new one...

> I guess this also relates to menu policy, i.e. where the applications
> should be in the menu.  Debian is currently in process of changing
> it:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2007/07/msg00000.html
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=361418

The menu package implements new policy already, in functional and
documented forms. The menu subpolicy included in the Debian policy
package has not been updated yet, as in Debian, policy follows

> and I think Debian has already accepted the change, but he actual
> menu policy document is not yet updated, it's still the obsolete
> one:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/menu-policy/ch2.html#s2.1



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