[maemo-developers] Software categories

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Wed Aug 15 16:47:04 EEST 2007
"ext Neil Jerram" <neil at ossau.uklinux.net> writes:

> 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.

It is better to have the control point at the repository than in the
devices.  If we change our minds (and introduce a new category, e.g.),
we don't need to update all the devices, we can just implement the
change in the repository.

>> 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".

My perception is that we have too many repositories and people are
constantly on the hunt for exactly the right list of repositories to
use.  Also, the community itself is a bit fractured because of this
since it is too hard to do tasks that touch the whole distribution
(like cleaning up the categories).  We don't have the central control
point that I mentioned above.

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