[maemo-developers] Software categories

From: Lauri Leukkunen lauri.leukkunen at nokia.com
Date: Fri Aug 17 12:23:28 EEST 2007
On 17/08/07 11:37 +0300, ext Ed Bartosh wrote:
> BTW, Debian and other linux distributions proved central repository
> concept long time ago. I have no idea why we didn't follow it from the
> start, but re-invented Windows-like one-click installations instead.

I remember. We were supposed to shave every kilobyte off of the flash image
size. There was no package database on the device. Applications were supposed
to be still somehow installed. Designing the solution to this problem was
given to people who were perhaps not the most suitable for the task. 
Rest followed from there.

It's not like people had not voiced their objection to this bastardization of
the platform, but since our management chose to cave in to
product program's pressure to adhere to established Nokia way of building
products, that's what we got. This same fight between doing things right and
doing things the nokia way is still ongoing in other parts of the stack.


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