[maemo-developers] Software categories

From: Neil Jerram neil at ossau.uklinux.net
Date: Wed Aug 15 01:25:08 EEST 2007
Marius Vollmer <marius.vollmer at nokia.com> writes:

> Rather, I would hope that we get the repository mess under control by
> having a few well maintained official repositories and then clean up
> the category mess by tightly controlling the categories of the
> packages in the official repositories.

What does "well maintained" mean?  If it means rejecting an upload
that doesn't fit one of the official categories, then I see no
significant difference between that and what I said.  Otherwise, how
do you envisage good maintenance solving this problem?

> The category mess is only a minor detail when looking at the general
> repository mess.

Actually, I personally don't perceive a "general repository mess".  as
far as automating the process of adding a new repository is concerned,
I'd say the .install files have worked very well.  On the other hand,
the profusion of category buttons in Application Manager is a very
perceptible problem.


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