[Gta04-owner] QtMoko snapshot

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sun Dec 31 17:11:04 CET 2017


Hi,

> Am 31.12.2017 um 17:04 schrieb Andreas Kemnade <andreas at kemnade.info>:
> 
> On Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:00:04 +0100
> "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
> 
>>> Have at least dual partition. On one partition
>>> you have a system in a well-known state, so you have a fallback
>>> whenever something does not work. Or use that partition to debug what
>>> happens in the other partition.
>> 
>> Well, this is mainly a developer's view. Users rarely change or break things
>> that often and the full size of the SD card may be more important than dividing
>> it by 2.
> 
> I really do not think so. I am talking also about my experience as a
> user

Probably we should here ask for other users (especially the non- or rarely-
developers) for their experiences.

> who does not carry around another smartphone with him.
> On an ordinary PC, a user testing linux (or another operating system)
> for a first time would not delete his windows partition, but rather
> configure a dual boot or testing it on separate device.
> The same situation I see here if someone wants to use *testing*
> snapshots (except that one rarely has a separate gta04).
> 
>> 
>> I do it slightly different that I boot a well known system from NAND to
>> inspect the SD card or pull it out and inspect it on a different system.
>> 
> well, pulling out the sd card and inspect it in another system does not
> work so well on the road.

Agreed, but I am not developing on the road... I know you are doing :)
Which I really admire!

> Maybe you find out that some rarely needed
> feature does not work and you need to use it, so you go back easily.
> Or just your most important timetable/booking page does not work with
> the newly installed system.

Well, different scenarios and usage patterns may demand different
solutions.

BR,
Nikolaus

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