"Automatic Updates Notification" for the Neo?

Marcel de Jong mdejong at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 00:53:29 CET 2007

On 2/16/07, kkr <kkr22.mpt56 at bluewin.ch> wrote:
> Le vendredi 16 février 2007 à 13:00 -0500, Perry E. Metzger a écrit :
> > kkr <kkr22.mpt56 at bluewin.ch> writes:
> > > Would it be possible to have, as in Fedora Core 6, a kind of "Automatic
> > > Updates Notification"?
> >
> > Anything is possible -- but remember, this is an open source
> > project. The things we really want, we, the community, may have to
> > write. This can be far better than any ordinary phone, but only if we
> > make it possible.
> >
> > Perry
> It's true :-)
> I've expressed this idea because I believe that so, the feedback, from
> beta tester, for developers, will be better...
> If 99% of the phones have the version on which work developers (because
> update to the last version is automatic, fast and easy), the feedback
> will be better. There will be more luck than somebody finds and report
> an error.
> If only 10% of the phones have the current version (of any core
> application: dialer, contacts,...), the feedback will be poor or
> unrelevant... Isn't it?
> I doesn't know how works fedora's module, but perhaps, it's easy to port
> it to this phone (as it already exist and is too in open source).
> Without this, how will we make the upgrade? Download and install a full
> image and restore the data of the user?

As Cliff already mentioned, it uses a tool called ipkg which is very
much alike Debian's (and Ubuntu's) apt-get system. And I'm sure you
can set it to check the 'repositories' or 'feeds' (databases where the
applications are distributed from) for the latest updates every time
you connect it to the web via usb/bluetooth. (most likely done via a
GUI but also with support for CLI; at least GPE and OPIE use the same
system, and have both GUI and CLI)

I have little experience with Fedora, so I don't know the similes with
their system, but I'm sure it's very similar.

Marcel de Jong

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