[maemo-users] the hell of Maemo repos

From: sebastian maemo sebastian.maemo at gmail.com
Date: Sat Nov 22 21:11:32 EET 2008
2008/11/22 Niels Breet <niels at maemo.org>

> We're currently working on getting the number of external repositories
> down to a minimum. Our goal is to have a lot less repositories on
> gronmayer as soon as possible. This will hopefully improve user
> experience.

Gronmayer is a great site... after this site exists I can find anything I
need very easy...

So, make up your own conclusions.

My conclusion is that before you took any action everything worked more or
less. My desired package was more or less findable... Now it's just
disappeared... Your fault or repo owner's fault? It depends on who's going
to answer...

I don't know whether your work is voluntary or paid... but it really doesn't
matter. If paid it's a sin (even your attitude to me and this thread would
be a sin if you were paid for this work)... But if it isn't paid and it's
just a voluntary work, though I understand that it's easier to find some
innocent mistakes in a voluntary work, even in that case you should have
been more responsible before accomplishing your task... When I edit a wiki I
always try to be very careful and not corrupt what is up to now well done.
It's true that if repos consolidation works it'll be great, but you need to
do with all guarantees before trying to erase any old repo, because so many
other people depends on that old backup...

So don't be so stupidly concerned about the politeness of the thread and
take responsibility on your own actions...

I will keep working on improving the _community_ repository and end-user
> experience.

I hope you first think better what you do to allegedly "improve" it...

> I am very sad to see that people misunderstand genuine efforts
> to improve things and even worse: Communicate without any consideration.

"Oh... my God... how unpolite and inconsiderate... I'm not going to invite
him/her to have a cup of tea any more..."

Shouldn't you be concerned about more important questions already mentioned
in the thread?

Sometimes it is good to count to 10 before you start a flame mail.

Sometimes it is good to count to 10 before you close a working repository.

maemo.org webmaster

Big title, isn't it?

Should be (maybe) big responsibility too...

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