maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 3312
Nokia proprietary binaries in a "maemo-explicit" package
Last modified: 2009-03-02 13:35:02 UTC
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The Maemo 4.1 SDK installation instructions include the following:
"Some API's are provided as nokia-closed binaries. (Refer release notes
for the details) They are availble for the end user upon accepting the
EUSA (End User Software Agreement)license. [...]
'maemo-explicit' is a meta-package that will install all the provided
Given these are Nokia proprietary binaries, the name "maemo-explicit" is
neither self-explanatory, nor consistent with the new branding definitions:
Suggest it is renamed, something like "nokia-applications".
a bit similar to bug 3307, hence CC'ing Quim
"Maemo platform - The software stack from the Linux Kernel to the SDK. It's
mostly open source code originated in upstream projects plus some open
components developed by Nokia. Some exceptions of Nokia and third party
proprietary software are included in order to provide a fully functional
Therefore these proprietary binaries are indeed part of the Maemo platform that
is "Developed by Nokia in collaboration with the Maemo community and some of
the best open source upstream projects."
Without them you don't get a fully operational system, and this is the only
reason why they are provided with the SDK.
Except the SDK *is* functional without Nokia binaries, you just don't get the
bookmarks plugin etc.
I'd still say the name is confusing: if nothing else, what does "explicit" mean
in this context?
I see, and I agree this "explicit" doesn't help either.
Let's discuss this further with Fremantle in mind.
First I would like to have https://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Defining_maemo and
specially https://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Components_and_packages complete, though.
....so, what's the status here?
Also CC'ing Carsten because of Mer.
We will call the package "nokia-binaries" if that's ok.
(In reply to comment #6)
> We will call the package "nokia-binaries" if that's ok.
OK, then "nokia-binaries- will be the name used in the Maemo 5 alpha SDK
release, the first one shipping those binaries (coming soon!)