[maemo-developers] Software categories

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Fri Aug 17 13:33:36 EEST 2007
"ext Daniel Stone" <daniel.stone at nokia.com> writes:

> On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 11:37:18AM +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.
> Well, given that none of our infrastructure (building, archive, bugs, et
> al) even vaguely resembles Debian, I'd say it's following precedent.

Again, I really thinkg the basic functionality of a .install file is a
good thing and doesn't contradict Debian practices at all.

The ability to easily add repositories should not be needed in a
Debian-like system, but for us it was pretty much necessary to survive
in the beginning.  We (Nokia) couldn't have done the right things when
IT OS 2006 came out.  And we still have a hard time now.

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