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

From: ktneely at astroturfgarden.com ktneely at astroturfgarden.com
Date: Thu Feb 15 23:02:10 EET 2007
On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 08:25:41AM -0800, Andy Mulhearn wrote:
> On Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 04:12PM, "Marius Vollmer" <marius.vollmer at nokia.com> wrote:
> >
> >I am not sure if there will always be flash image for each version of
> >the meta package, but there will always be reasonably recent flash
> >images so that upgrading from one to the latest 'patch level' should
> >not be daunting.
> >
> >
> My only concern would be getting into a Windows XP-like situation where you reinstall with XP SP1 becaude that's what came with your system and then have to install SP2 and 100+ hotfixes to get back to where you were.

Nokia /could/ take a page from Microsoft's book and provide the ability to "slipstream" updates into a flash package.  Of course, this would probably lose the 'official' moniker, but would be a cool option for a user to re-flash the particular revisions and apps he/she uses.

I did this with SP2 for XP to lessen the time it takes to update.  Of course, there's no SP3, so it is still an arduous process, but better...


In Vino Veritas

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