[packagekit] Properties and Supported
glatzor at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 19 08:24:52 PST 2008
Am Dienstag, den 19.02.2008, 16:59 +0100 schrieb Patryk Zawadzki:
> On Feb 19, 2008 4:45 PM, Sebastian Heinlein <glatzor at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > Am Montag, den 18.02.2008, 17:52 +0000 schrieb Richard Hughes:
> > > Sure, I get the distinction, but why does it matter? As a user I want to
> > > know if this specific package is supported, i.e. _someone_ supports it.
> > > As an end user I don't think it's important if a package is supported by
> > > a distro or an ISV - just that there will be security updates if they
> > > are needed. Why would a user have to (or want to) choose between a
> > > ubuntu packaged opera and a partner packaged opera?
> > There is no Ubuntu-packaged version of Opera. The partner repository is
> > an addition to Ubuntu.
> > Since Canonical sells support for Ubuntu they want the user to show
> > which software they support or not.
> > AFAIK there is no certification process that would allow an ISV to call
> > their Ubuntu repository supported.
> I'm quite puzzled with decisions here. At one time I hear that it
> doesn't calculate to add support for cherry-picking updated. Later on
> I learn that part of the system is going to be designed around a
> single third-party vendor (Canonical).
> Guys, either make it generic and start focusing on important parts or
> let downstream hire engineers to work on customization. People first
> need a software maintenance system to even ask for a customer support
> maintenance one.
Sorry, but I don't understand your comment.
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