[MeeGo-dev] Meego spec - for comment
marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Thu Sep 9 02:46:36 PDT 2010
ext Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov at ispras.ru> writes:
> On 09/09/2010 12:48 PM, Marius Vollmer wrote:
>> ext Thiago Macieira<thiago at kde.org> writes:
>>> Requiring a .noarch.rpm to wrap around a zip file sounds redundant to
>> A *.wgt is not just a zip file, it contains some package-style meta data
>> as well, such as a description, author information, a version, and even
>> 'feature requirements', which resemble dependencies:
>> Thus, a *.wgt can be automatically repackaged as a *.rpm. We do this in
>> Harmattan, and it seems to generally work ok.
> This automation can be done either on client side as part of
> installation process or on server side within app store. I guess you are
> speaking about server side transformation?
Both, actually. It is best done on the server (or even in the developer
SDK), and the package management of the device doesn't even know that
the package used to be a wgt.
It can, however, also be done on the device, when installing a random
wgt from the a web site.
This is the equivalent of installing a random rpm from a web site, which
isn't such a good idea, but the web widget people keep telling me that
it is important for web widgets. *shrug*
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