Distribution update

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Mon Mar 3 13:46:57 CET 2008

On Monday 03 March 2008 09:04:13 John Lee wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 07:32:06AM +0000, Andy Powell wrote:
> > On Monday 03 March 2008 07:20, John Lee wrote:
> > > We're slowly trying to replace ipkg by opkg.  The opkg has been added
> > > into our image and will show up in the next build.  It has many new
> > > features in it and we'll be using it a lot more pretty soon.
> > >
> > > Please help us by using opkg instead of ipkg and report any bug you
> > > find.
> >
> > This is just a replacing of the ipkg application, correct? The files used
> > are still .ipk's and their format does not change?
> No.  The format remains the same.

Right. At least for the time being. I think there's some interesting potential 
for further development in opkg that may not come without format changes, 
however when this will be the case, we will rename the extension to .opkg and 
continue to support .ipkg in compatibility mode.


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