[Gta04-owner] GTA04A4 Group Tour - next steps

Glenn glenn.mh.dk at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 10:18:35 CEST 2012

On 06/04/12 22.34, xdrudis wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 06, 2012 at 09:19:08AM +0200, Radek Polak wrote:
>> On Friday, April 06, 2012 12:42:36 AM Neil Jerram wrote:
>>> That's nice.  But I'd still prefer the same as a native app.  With the
>>> web approach, how do any required dependencies get installed?
>> This is not done yet and i plan it for next qtmoko release. It should work
>> similar to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ThirdPartyApt
>> In short - dont install .deb but add repository and call apt-get update&&
>> apt-get install.
>> That way you can also easily install updates (apt-get update&&  apt-get
>> upgrade) and it also solves the dependency problem.
> You surely know more of what you're talking about than me, but
> mixing repositories has maintanability concerns for the future,
> and I don't feel comfortable with automatising it.
> I'm just not sure enough that packages from different repositories
> will always stay synchronized enough, won't create conflicts or
> missed dependencies.
> I guess it must mirror the experience with an application store,
> but it misses the integration provived by a team of distribution
> developers. I guess application stores get away with it thanks to
> strict APIs, contractual rules and reserving rights to override
> software and configurations, but I don't see all this as a good
> bargain.
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I think xdrudis is right.

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