what process for EASILY updating non-developer Freerunners

Steven ** montgoss+openmokocommunity at gmail.com
Thu May 15 18:43:31 CEST 2008

There is a package manager already: ipkg.  I don't know if it
auto-updates.  But it works perfectly fine for installing third-party
apps.  I built an app, packaged it, and loaded it onto my virtual Neo
(under qemu) easily with the developer's framework.


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 11:22 AM, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not a developer, but at some point I WILL own a Freerunner.
> Is it too much to hope that we'll have access to something similar to how
> Ubuntu installations are upgraded and updated with fixes?
> My guess is that sort of system is not in the DNA of the core
> OpenMoko team. That's not a dis, it just is what it is. And most
> very early adopters will be hacking and building form source.
> But what about  an OpenMoko / Freerunner USER, who just wants
> to stay updated?
> Will we have some package system a la  .deb or .rpm models?
> For Freerunner to maximize potential say 6-12 months from now,
> we need a super slick reliable and easy process for non-developers
> to update and upgrade.
> I have spoken, ;)
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