Bug 3312 - Nokia proprietary binaries in a "maemo-explicit" package
: Nokia proprietary binaries in a "maemo-explicit" package
Product: Development platform
: 4.1 (4.2008.23-14)
: All Linux
: Low minor (vote)
: 5.0-alpha
Assigned To: Quim Gil
: dev-platform-general-bugs
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Reported: 2008-06-26 14:39 UTC by Andrew Flegg
Modified: 2009-03-02 13:35 UTC (History)
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Description Andrew Flegg (reporter) maemo.org 2008-06-26 14:39:36 UTC
Diablo SDK

The Maemo 4.1 SDK installation instructions[1] 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
    Nokia binaries."

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".

[1] http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/4.1/INSTALL.txt
Comment 1 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2008-06-27 13:11:21 UTC
a bit similar to bug 3307, hence CC'ing Quim
Comment 2 Quim Gil nokia 2008-06-27 13:18:09 UTC
https://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Maemo_brand says:

"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.
Comment 3 Andrew Flegg (reporter) maemo.org 2008-06-27 13:26:44 UTC
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?
Comment 4 Quim Gil nokia 2008-06-27 13:32:10 UTC
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.
Comment 5 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2009-02-20 17:03:59 UTC
....so, what's the status here?
Also CC'ing Carsten because of Mer.
Comment 6 Quim Gil nokia 2009-02-23 12:56:21 UTC
We will call the package "nokia-binaries" if that's ok.
Comment 7 Andrew Flegg (reporter) maemo.org 2009-02-23 12:58:51 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> We will call the package "nokia-binaries" if that's ok.

Sounds good.
Comment 8 Quim Gil nokia 2009-02-23 14:33:03 UTC
OK, then "nokia-binaries- will be the name used in the Maemo 5 alpha SDK
release, the first one shipping those binaries (coming soon!)