[MeeGo-dev] Repository Working Group - next steps
david at dgreaves.com
Tue Apr 27 11:04:16 CDT 2010
Quim Gil wrote:
> ext David Greaves wrote:
>> quim.gil at nokia.com wrote:
>>> I think we have a mismatch between the name and the content. How to
>>> call this? Names carried from maemo.org or moblin.org would be
>>> "Downloads", "Extras" or "Garage". "Apps", "Addons", "Catalog" are
>>> also used in similar contexts. None of them is perfectly accurate
>>> but calling it "Universe/Multiverse" is probably not the best
>>> solution either. :)
>> Heh :)
>>> So what about "Downloads" as a compromise between clarity and
>> I agree the name is actually quite important; now we almost have the
>> scope we can address it. Personally, I like "Surrounds". I find
>> "Downloads" a little mundane and non-inspirational? Surrounds clearly
>> says "not core" and is nicely embracing and quite positive :)
> I reckon "Downloads" is mundane. So descriptive that everybody
> understands it. ;) "Surrounds" is indeed poetic but I don't believe it
> "clearly says" anything to most of us here, leave alone people seeing
> the project from the outside.
> About people downloading apps, music, videos, etc... the only thing we
> know for sure they download are... Downloads.
> Let me insist on "Downloads", then. :)
But it feels to me that that would be like calling the Community Working Group
And we both know that there's a lot more to it than that :)
Obviously we (well, the CWG probably) will need to find some branding for the
services the MeeGo community offers; and Downloads will be one of those
services. I doubt we (the "Downloads Group" ... nope, don't like it) will have a
huge amount to do with that other than reflecting it in the process docs.
What about the build sytem where developers upload their source? Is that
Is MeeGo Downloads where you go to download core MeeGo or is it for MeeGo
applications? or is it the community wrapper that some MeeGo applications rely
on? Or is it all of them?
When Nokia decide to offer Downloads on their MeeGo devices and users find the
MeeGo Downloads section on the wiki talking about QA policy for the developer
upload process - is that likely to be what they want?
Oh, and this as yet un-named "like a working group but called not a working
group" is highly unlikely to have anything to do with the actual "people
downloading apps, music, videos, etc..." instead it's all the surrounding stuff
that frankly, we don't want end-users stumbling into by mistake. Hence "Surrounds".
Just sayin' :)
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