[MeeGo-dev] MeeGo Reconstructed - a plan of action and direction for MeeGo
s.stirtzel at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 4 14:19:28 UTC 2011
maybe I'm wrong but the Scratchbox mailing lists looks pretty dead
right now (see ). Is there any community alive behind it, or should
the "new MeeGo project" reanimate Scratchbox if it would be used?
2011/10/4 Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah.foster at pelagicore.com>:
>> OBS is built with packaging in mind, so it builds packages locally and
>> on servers in a sanitized environment. Scratchbox may be polluted by
>> whatever packages a developer has installed and makes dependency
>> tracking a bit harder IMO.
> I agree that working in a dirty chroot is problematic. That is why there is
> pbuilder and cowdancer.
Wouldn't it be better to use a decentral build system? Can a mobile
segment distro like MeeGo be really compared with a desktop segment
distro like e.g. embedded Ubuntu? (This is not relative to your
message but a general rhetorical question.)
Well I didn't use embedded Debian as example because Emdebian mailing
lilsts seem to be pretty dead .
> Before it was just big companies that could create their own Linux distros
> (before that everyone had their bespoke UNIX distro) nowadays fragmentation
> is brought to you by every Tom, Dick and Harry with an OBS login.
> I've been down the fragmentation road before. It always ends with retracing
> your path back to the main highway.
There seems to be much standardization work going on in the Yocto
Project / OpenEmbedded Core (see , also Carsten already mentioned
the Yocto Project in context of governance), anyone evaluated it?
The Yocto Project / OpenEmbedded was discussed before in the IVI
mailing list (see ), but it lacks any technical explanations and
arguments why it cannot be used / or get adapted, also OpenEmbedded
progressed into the new OpenEmbedded Core Project (the next release is
just one step away).
On a technical point of view it is possible to port over to Yocto
Project, and it would make sence to concentrate the development of
embedded linux distributions to unify them into a single development
base instead of fragmenting the communities.
Well I just stated my opinion here.
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