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Mon Sep 29 20:35:03 CEST 2008
Minh Ha Duong írta, 2008-09-27 09:24 keltezéssel:
>> could be an important factor for users. E.g. this Pidgin thing is on
>> Angstrom repo, I spent like a hour hunting depending packages!
>> That is so far from a simple click in the installer. What do you recommend?
> I agree we need improvement.
> Maybe the "package" field should contain a full URL and be renamed "Download".
Well, to be honest, I really hope that most programs will not need
"Download" URL at all. I am a happy Linux user and I almost never
install anything which is not directly available in the package sources.
Openmoko should encourage all people who makes IPK to publish it on
If the maintainer does not, I hope Openmoko Inc can do the work needed
for keeping programs available.
I don't want download URLs, especially not free software, which are
Am I asking for too much? :-)
I am guessing here, but I think OE BB can fetch from
projects.openmoko.org download sections too, so the largest extra work a
maintainer must absolutely do is to publish the program on a system like
that (and not on a random personal homepage URL). It's not a big request
for having the program automatically available in the repos. (And of
course any known project publishing system can do the work, not only the
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