Bug 2992 - osso-rss-feed-reader-lib (and -dev) binaries not available, not installable
: osso-rss-feed-reader-lib (and -dev) binaries not available, not installable
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: Development platform
rootstrap
: 4.0
: All Linux
: Low normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Janne Johansson
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Reported: 2008-02-29 11:15 UTC by Jussi Kukkonen
Modified: 2008-03-19 12:31 UTC (History)
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Description Jussi Kukkonen (reporter) 2008-02-29 11:15:25 UTC
osso-rss-feed-reader build-depends on osso-rss-feed-reader-lib-dev, which is
not available as binary on chinook.

Thes source for osso-rss-feed-reader-lib is available and builds just fine.
Unfortunately osso-rss-feed-reader-lib depends on osso-rss-feed-reader-l10n-mr
which is not available for chinook in any form.
Comment 1 Janne Johansson nokia 2008-03-19 11:34:40 UTC
Not making the binaries available was an actual decision. The
osso-rss-feed-reader or the libraries are not part of the SDK as such.

We were going to publish the sources for all open source software somewhere in
maemo.org. The options were as a huge tarball containing all the sources, a
separate source repository containing nothing but the sources or as part of the
SDK repositories. We chose the last one. 

Including all the binaries for product packages was never an option, since some
of them are for example tagged essential for the product, but will break the
SDK. Handpicking the binaries was not an option either due to the lack of time
available.

As the software packages do not provide any public APIs for interfacing with
the platform, they are not considered to part of the SDK but separate
application sources. We might do some rearranging in future releases to make
the separation more clear or to provide selected binaries, but not for this
one.

Most of the localization packages are closed and we can not provide them.
Comment 2 Jussi Kukkonen (reporter) 2008-03-19 12:31:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Not making the binaries available was an actual decision. The
> osso-rss-feed-reader or the libraries are not part of the SDK as such.

The bigger problem (which I didn't mention as I imagined you'd fix this one) is
that the packages are not even compatible with your own SDK -- they can't be
built without modifications.

I actually tried to fix a bug in osso-rss-feed-reader: to do that I had to
spend quite some time building the dependencies (acceptable) and modifying the
packages to make them buildable. This may seem trivial to you but it doesn't
really invite anyone to hack on your code. 

It's entirely possible that you don't even want help (it does keep the
copyright issues to a minimum). However, if community participation was one of
the goals of opening the source, then this path is wrong and that goal will not
be reached. Your choice of course, so leaving WONTFIXED.