[maemo-developers] Optification breaks package on upgrade from non-optified older version

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Thu Oct 15 15:07:21 EEST 2009
On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 12:20, Attila Csipa <maemo at csipa.in.rs> wrote:
> From what I heard that was also the reason why python (and Qt) are/were not
> optified, but apparently a choice will have to be made - speed or
> application space, but while speed is a 'should', application space is a
> 'must'.


> I wonder if some sort of optification could be done on the device itself,
> as in make it optional or a choice - this stuff I use often and I don't
> want it optified, while somehing else used rarely can be on /opt so it
> would not take up space on /.

This was discussed in the /opt BOF at the summit. The conclusions here were:

  * Files accessed regularly by *other* processes (such as .desktop,
    .service and icons) SHOULD NOT be in /opt.

  * Every application SHOULD be in /opt.

  * Doing this on device (with the current approach) would slow down
    application installation too much, and make debugging in
    Scratchbox too hard.



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