[maemo-developers] Software categories

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Thu Aug 16 16:50:07 EEST 2007
Ed Bartosh <eduard.bartosh at nokia.com> writes:

>> 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.
> I'd say that .install files bring more problems than they solve. They're
> hiding real problems with this mess by supporting automatic repository
> addition.

Hmm, yeah.  The basic idea with the .install files was to make it easy
to install stuff from the web browser.  I think downloads.maemo.org is
a better portal for browsing available applications than the
Application Manager.

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