[maemo-developers] Is mauku open source, i.e free or is in non-free?

From: Riku Voipio riku.voipio at nokia.com
Date: Thu Jan 28 12:59:25 EET 2010
On 01/27/2010 05:04 PM, ext Dave Neary wrote:
> Hi,
> Riku Voipio wrote:
>> Well, such misunderstandings are likely to be caused by the poor extras
>> instructions. Which exact page should Henrik read to get enlightened?
> David King&  I are working on improving these. Having not gone through
> the process myself, I need help. Your questions are great, because they
> help me identify the questions I need to ask&  get answered.

As someone who went through the whole undocumented experience of getting 
a package to extras, I can help in any questions.

> For the current best information on uploading to extras, there are:
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Uploading_to_extras and

This document is generally ok, but the link to next step, extras-testing
leaves developers lost.


Which is, in fact, a document for endusers and testers, not developers. 
At this point the, developer faces a bunch of questions;

1) where did my package go after dput
2) what exactly do I need to "promote" the package
3) how can I follow the whole process

Eventually I found the


link, and figured out that one needs to click on latest armel version 
while being logged in, to see the "promote" link.

(Why are x86 packages shown in the first place here?)

After you have got this far, you get your first tester that tells you 
that you need to have bugtracker. Ofcourse, this was not documented on
any of the previous steps, and conviniently not mentioned at 
extras-testing wikipage either. Google to help. Apparently one needs
a XSBC-Bugtracker: field in debian/control and request a bugzilla 
section at bugs.maemo.org.

Next, once one has managed to get the 10 votes, one is left wondering 
what happens. Apparently one will get a mail about "promotion unlocked"
when you can finally push it to extras.

Now people are asking me to add a "screenshot". But I couldn't find out
where or howto do that. Turns out the promoting to extras creates a:


page. But even after loggin in, there is no explanation howto add a 

What is worrying, that this was a major struggle for me. And I
actually know a lot about debian and maemo, how much more lost
someone who just arrived to maemo would be?

> http://wiki.maemo.org/Extras right now.

This is clearly a enduser doc.
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