Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Autobuilder for maemo extras repository part 2

Some time has passed since we first announced the maemo autobuilder for the extras repositories. Some people have tested it and we got a little bit of feedback. Not as much as we hoped, but I'm sure that is going to get better shortly.

Ed has been working on making the autobuilder more user-friendly. You will now receive a status message per mail when your package has been processed. If there were any errors (md5 sum failed, files missing, wrong pgp key or package not signed), you will find that out in the email.

Some benefits of using the maemo autobuilder:
  • Source packages always available in the repository
  • i386 packages are automatically added to the repository, so you can use them in the SDK.
  • Prevent obviously broken packages from entering the repositories.
I have been improving the assistant by adding more checking and fixing more bugs. It turned out that not everybody was able to request rights to upload packages to the repository. Sorry about that!

I would like to ask all developers to try out the autobuilder and assistant, so we can be in a good shape before Diablo gets released. We can only move forward if you get involved!

Feel free to contact me if you need any help or information.


fredll said...

Thanks for your good work
I can't upload via dput
I can use the assistant though.
I'm looking into gnokii i386 problem
But Don't understand phonelink configure pb ...

Niels Breet said...

It seems you have managed to figure it out after all. Thanks for testing!