Re: Progress of Maemo Port

From: Robert Staudinger <>
Date: Thu Jan 10 2008 - 09:23:21 CET

Hi Ryan,

On Jan 10, 2008 12:29 AM, Ryan Pavlik <> wrote:
> This is mostly a inquiry toward Renato, but it certainly can be
> generalized. As you might know, AbiWord recently received a nice Maemo
> 4.0 patch, so that in theory we can run on the latest N810/N800 software
> (IT OS2008). In the bug report, it also said that we have our 2007
> compatability too.
> My questions:
> 1. Building/Packaging - There is maemo debian packaging in the source
> tree, but it's pretty outdated. I've tried to build using it (see
> ) - the key is
> the ln -s step. This could use some TLC, preferably before 2.6.0 so
> that the community doesn't have my head for not
> shipping a Maemo binary :) IMHO, it is preferable to keep this
> specialized packaging in the AbiWord tree, so that it can be maintained
> along with the rest - it's an entirely different platform/port and not
> just another distro.

I have my reservations regarding this approach as it's prone to
bitrot. Just issue `ls src/pkg/' in the abiword toplevel dir if you
need evidence.
What about building a packaging kit for maemo as a separate project?
Just like Marc is maintaining the RPM stuff outside the source tree
(if I'm not mistaken).

- Rob
Received on Thu Jan 10 09:24:14 2008

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