[maemo-users] the hell of Maemo repos

From: gary liquid liquid at gmail.com
Date: Fri Nov 21 22:31:12 EET 2008
I think Nokia know devices will live on long beyond production.

Having the extras repository on maemo.org is a *good* thing. sure, right now
there could be teething troubles and specific packages might be missing but
in the long-run it will improve.

How long should an independent developer keep his individual maemo app
repository open after he leaves the maemo community?
Do they stay forever or does bitrot occur?

Having applications stored on the maemo.org repository allows developers to
come and go safe in the knowledge that users will *always* be able to get at
their software, even after the developer has left for good.

I know that my package is safely in the hands of maemo experts and will be
looked after and cared for better than if I had created my own repository.

Nokia and its employees and contractors and the good people around
maemo.orgare doing things with the best of intentions and are trying
to build a
distribution free from any kind of crap and hunting for repositories (which
other mainline linux distro needs a repository search?)

the best way to help the community is by being constructive and it saddens
me when bickering like this starts because it degrades the good hard work
people have put in to help others.


On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 8:05 PM, sebastian maemo
<sebastian.maemo at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2008/11/21 Mark <wolfmane at gmail.com>
>>  Nokia apparently thinks they can just throw their devices out into the
>> wild and their responsibility ends there.
> ;-)
> That's exactly how I feel about it...
> Salut,
> Sebas.
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