[maemo-developers] Announcing releases in maemo lists (was Re: [release] GPE-Sudoku v0.2)

From: Luca De Cicco ldecicco at gmail.com
Date: Thu Nov 22 12:24:20 EET 2007
Sorry for that. My reply is inline.

On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 08:20:42 +0200
Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 15:50 +0100, ext Luca De Cicco wrote:
> > I'm glad to announce a very late new release of gpe-sudoku, the
> Can we agree on some basics about announcing releases in maemo lists?
> - No announcements in maemo-developers unless your release targets
> developers (i.e. libraries, developer tools...) and not end users
> (applications).
> - The counterpart: no announcements in maemo-users if you release
> targets developers.

I apologize, in fact I was not sure to post the announcement on dev
mailing list, but I remember of announcements of new software
(non-dev) releases on dev-ml (which btw is the only one I'm
subscribed and the only one I'm interested into).

> - In your mail link to your product pages (i.e.
> http://maemo.org/downloads/product/OS2008/gpe-sudoku ) and refer to
> them as primary source for feedback. Other users will benefit from
> this since they will find the feedback better there than in mailing
> lists archives. These comments and stars will affect your karma
> (hopefully in a positive way).

Well, i just forgot the link, i was quite in a hurry, by the way let
me disagree on what you argued about the feedback. IMHO the
application catalog is still not mature enough to represent a good
source of feedback. 

First of all, it is not possible to post just comments
without rating the application, which is a major issue for giving
generic feedback. 
Moreover, I think that other softwares, like gforge are
better suited for this task. 
As a final note, I _strongly_ do not agree on centralizing all on
maemo portal, as a lot of softwares are not maemo specific,
but maemo is just ONE of the platform supported (i plan to support 
openmoko, too) as in this case. Maemo portal is the natural choice
to publish strictly maemo-related software, but in all the other 
cases (in my opinion) the natural choice is to publish it on
independent party development portals (like source forge or berlios). 


P.S. As other developers, I don't care too much about maemo-karma. My
real-karma is ok, and that's my major concern :)

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