[SailfishDevel] Scriptlets in RPM hot allowed to Harbour

Ruediger Gad r.c.g at gmx.de
Tue Jan 21 21:10:35 UTC 2014

Please note: I actually didn't follow this discussion very closely but I
think I can add at least one small comment.

On 01/21/2014 10:03 PM, Martin Kolman wrote:
> 21.1.2014 21:34, Martin Grimme:
>> ...
> Just a slight correction. As far as I know, you can only upload source code
> to Extras-Devel which is built by the Maemo Autobuilder and the
> resulting binary package
> published. I'm quite sure you can't upload binary packages at all, at
> least I have not seen
> any in all those years in Extras-Devel.

"Binary packages" can be uploaded. See, e.g.:

Essentially, you can upload a tarball as "source" that contains a
pre-compiled binary and then in the packaging simply extract that binary
and skip the according build, strip, etc. steps by adjusting the
build/packaging files.



> On the other hand both OpenRepos and Harbour currently only accept
> binary packages,
> at least until the OpenRepos <-> OBS bridge is online.
> So when we are doing comparisons, I would say Harbour is closer to the
> Ovi store, as available on Fremantle and Harmattan:
> * binary only upload
> * cross package dependencies not supported (bundle-all approach)
> * IIRC, there were no limits on packaging scripts
> * centralized mandatory QA with a multi-day QA period
> (at least the Harbour QA seems to repply in a more comprehensible
> manner, unlike the sometimes very confusing responses of the late Ovi
> store QA drones)
> * rules where the apps should store its file (data goes to /opt,
> deploying binaries to path not allowed, ...)
> * mandatory major.minor.build numbering
> * as Profilematic is in Ovi store, it looks like it was possible to
> install daemons and bind to events
> * location was supported over QtMobility
> * some semi-sane requirements for apps not to stop working due to upgrades
> * also only one-way user->store feedback and comments
> * unlike current Harbour, Ovi had a Web interface
> * no Android apps, but flooded by automatically made RSS-reader apps :)
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