[maemo-users] the hell of Maemo repos

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Fri Nov 21 21:59:39 EET 2008
On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Tim Teulings <rael at edge.ping.de> wrote:
> Hallo!
> As one of the people that had shutdown his own repository as response to mentioned request to consolidate I can assure that such request was very polite, I was never forced and every help was promised (which I did not need) and no timeline was given. We never talked about the actual contents of my repository.

...Which is clearly a bad idea. The details obviously *should* be
worked out and a timeline chosen so that the switchover can happen
smoothly. It can be cooperative rather than dictatorial, but that's
irrelevant to the end-user.

> I fact I'm of the opinion that such aproach goes into the direction.

Of what? It's a bad thing to have seamless transitions?

> So please wait until the owner of the now closed repository speaks up to clearify.

It doesn't matter how politely Nokia may have asked you to shutdown
your repository any more than it matters how "rudely" someone may
express their discontent about a problem with their device, its OS or
an application. The truth is the truth, regardless of how it's

> Note that Nokia regarding this aspect is not Apple.
> Please calm down and let the facts speak.
> Gruß...
>         Tim

On the contrary, Nokia is proving to be more unresponsive and
unreasonable than Apple. At least Apple takes responsibility not only
for their hardware devices but for their usability. Nokia apparently
thinks they can just throw their devices out into the wild and their
responsibility ends there.


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