[MeeGo-dev] Why RPM based repositories?
patola at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 16:47:43 CST 2010
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 6:18 AM, Andreas Schneider <mail at cynapses.org>wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 February 2010 04:40:21 Cláudio Sampaio wrote:
> > I am very much opposed to this RPM decision - maemo is a much older
> > platform than Moblin, has a large and more tested application base and
> > that should be respected. This decision was unilateral and alienated the
> Sorry, if you package an application with rpm instead of deb, does the
> application rot than or start to go mad on the system? Do the tests stop to
Of course not and that was not my point. I even find both formats (deb and
rpm) to be quite equivalent. What I am most concerned is about the
surrounding environment, policies, portability, and helper tools, as has
been put so aptly by other commentators.
To put it shortly, Maemo 5 has reached a very fine point of balance with
apt, it was like I saw in a forum, Nokia really did "get it", and with such
fine equilibrium you just know that every single little push will make the
ball roll down the hill. I really doubt the same thing could be done with
the RPM framework.
And since the N900 will be supported by Meego, how can the update be done?
I've never seen an automated update morph a deb-based installation into a
Cláudio Sampaio (Patola)
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