[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: 'Locking down' software installation

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Thu Feb 15 22:15:35 EET 2007
Neil MacLeod wrote:
> I like the idea of being able to apply OS patches, however it sounds 
> like this functionality doesn't quite fit in the Application Manager 
> application so why not provide a separate "Upgrade Operating System" GUI 
> application that has all the checks and balances you need built in to it 
> without polluting the standard user-friendly Application Manager?
> The "Upgrade OS" could be designed so that it applies all the latest 
> patches/meta packages or just a single patch/package, and would not 
> allow uninstallation of installed patches/packages.
> There would be no relationship between an OS package and an application 
> package, so the latter couldn't result in the installation of the former.
> Since you are looking to add restrictions to the Application Manager for 
> certain types of packages, it might make more sense to create a separate 
> and tailored GUI for the restricted packages.

Maybe I'm talking to myself, but the ability to upgrade the operating system seems to be a misplaced function in a tool called "Application Manager".

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