[MeeGo-dev] Meego spec - for comment
Gabriel M. Beddingfield
gabrbedd at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 05:18:15 PDT 2010
On Friday, September 03, 2010 05:59:37 pm Wichmann, Mats D
> There's a rough early version available on
> We'd like to ask for feeback on this at various levels,
This specification seems to be a mash-up of what is
a MeeGo-complient DEVICE, and what is a MeeGo-compliant
APPLICATION/package. If this is the case, it would
be worthwhile to clearly distinguish these. Maybe even
divide them out.
"MeeGo Core: a core set of operating system components
(or 'stack') as provided by the MeeGo project is always
required, and may not be replaced or repackaged (see
For some devices (or even applications) it may be
necessary to replace the kernel, or even some parts
of ALSA (e.g. firmware packages). This can easily be
done without breaking ABI's. I'm mostly concerned that
I would be tied down to MeeGo's kernel and that I won't
be able to tweak my device to take advantage of its
"Application shall be installed to /opt/packagename/ and
/var/opt/packagename/ directories. System wide
configuration files shall be stored in
/etc/opt/packagename directory. User specific files
shall be stored in ~/.config/packagename directory."
This seems targeted at app-store-like applications.
Right? And I think it's a good idea.
But, if I supply extra applications/packages with my
device... things that are core to my OEM product...
is it OK to package them according to LSB? Obviously,
all the packages in MeeGo Core have been installed using
Operating system standard locations:
If I'm writing an app that, for instance, lists all
the applications installed (*.desktop)... where do
I go to find these? According to this, I would need
to `find /opt -name "*.desktop"`, and there's
no mention of /usr/share/applications or an LSB spec.
What I'm getting at (to be a little more clear) is
that when an application NEEDS something from the
OS, this spec doesn't provide any information about
where to go. Right now, reference to LSB is limited
to application binary format (ELF). It might be
good to appeal to more of the LSB Core and even
 Sect. 3.3
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