[maemo-users] [maemo-users] FM Radio -- dependencies?

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Tue Feb 13 14:21:40 EET 2007
"ext maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org" <maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org> writes:

> Indeed. Someone did the mistake of using Scirocco (Maemo 2.1) when
> building the fm-radio application making it impossible to install on the
> original IT-2007. Hope next time they use gregale making it even worse.
> How many times does this need to happen? (lets get some sanity in Maemo
> SDK releases)

Yep.  I can see two approaches:

The first is to make each subsequent SDK release compatible with all
past IT OS releases. This need a iron fist to enforce and would
significantly constrain what you can do with each release.

The other is to couple the SDK and the device in a more lively
fashion: when you build an app with a newer version of the SDK and try
to install it on a old IT OS device, the relevant parts of that device
are automatically updated to match what your app expects.  (E.g., if
your app dpends on a library that is in the SDK but not in the device
or is too old there, you get that library from a repository when you
install the app.)

I much prefer the second approach.

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