[maemo-developers] Backwards compatibility broken PR1.1 SDK

From: Michael Cronenworth mike at cchtml.com
Date: Tue Jan 19 16:20:23 EET 2010
Graham Cobb on 01/19/2010 05:08 AM wrote:
> We have to live with that and try to come up with a solution that is best for
> the users.  In my view, that means having as many apps as possible available
> to people who are still running the initial release.

This should be noted as a failure of Nokia to produce an open device.

I suppose I was too optimistic in thinking all N900s that have 
third-party applications installed have access to the Internet and would 
update all software when the device told them updates are available.

Perhaps the SSU (or whatever the acronym is) should be updated to not 
list or allow any third party updates when Nokia pushes a major update.

After all I've said, I still believe option 3 is the best option. 
Building multiple packages for Maemo 5 is a ridiculous solution. If 
someone is still running 2009-42-1 and it's the year 2011 and they want 
to install a third party app with a lib dep on a 2010-12-1 update, then 
SSU will not let the update happen due to the dep. The user will be told 
why they can't update their little fart app.
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