[maemo-developers] Software categories

From: Guillem Jover guillem.jover at nokia.com
Date: Wed Aug 15 17:24:08 EEST 2007
On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 19:00:44 +0300, Ed Bartosh wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 02:01 +0100, Neil MacLeod wrote:
> > Marius Vollmer wrote:
> > > Neil MacLeod writes:
> > > > Perhaps if someone can identify the method currently being used by
> > > > the Application Manager to group applications it can cut down on the
> > > > guesswork, and give us a base from which to move forward.
> > > 
> > > http://hildon-app-mgr.garage.maemo.org/packaging.html
> > 
> > Thanks.... and I give up. The predefined sections in the packaging guide matches quite closely the list of "categories" I had proposed in this mailing list.

> Don't give up please. Let's agree on the category list and I'll add this
> list to queue-manager as Ferenc suggested. It can work the following
> way: packages without 'User' sections will be processed by queue-manager
> and added to the garage-testing repository without any check. Packages
> with 'User' section will be checked against list of allowed sections and
> will not be uploaded to the repository if section name isn't found in
> the list. Email with explanations will be sent to uploader.

First, please could people stop inventing new names for exsting
things, it gets really confusing (Ed, this is not directed at you,
just about this general trend on Maemo...).

For the Section:s stuff, as I've said few times on this thread, you
just need to add override files (check the man pages for deb-override,
dpkg-scanpackages and/or apt-ftparchive on an up-to-date Debian sid
system). This makes unnecessary to fork the current packages taken
from Debian, allows centralized changes in the Section:s on the
archive if need be, and does not require rejecting packages just for


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