Task:Packaging policy proposed changes
| This is an ongoing task, planned to be completed during the current maemo.org development sprint. Any help is appreciated!
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 Package sections (Policy section 2.2)
Current section list seems to be confusing to both community developers and Nokia teams. All sections that were added by developers have been reviewed and this proposal is based on that result.
 Current sections
 Proposed sections
|Key||Example English i18n||Example apps|
|user/desktop||Desktop||Home, statusbar and taskbar applets|
|user/games||Games||Doom, Duke Nukem 3D|
|user/graphics||Graphics||Photo apps, GIMP, Inkscape, fonts|
|user/multimedia||Multimedia or Sound & Video||Canola, mplayer, Kagu, UKMP, MediaBox|
|user/navigation||(Location &) Navigation||maemo-mapper, Navit|
|user/network||Internet & Networking||Web browsers, Samba clients, OpenAFS, Transmission|
|user/office||Office||GPE, Claws, AbiWord|
|user/system||System||rotation-support, enhanced kernels, themes|
|user/utilities||Utilities or Accessories||Calculators, terminals, text editors|
 Proposed revisions
Section 2.2 currently reads:
The section of packages in the user segment SHOULD be one of the following: accessories, communication, games, multimedia, ofﬁce, other, programming, support, themes, tools.3 The sections in this list will appear correctly localized in the Application Manager.
The section of packages in the user segment SHOULD be one of the following: desktop, development, education, games, graphics, multimedia, navigation, network, office, science, system, utilities.3 The sections in this list will appear correctly localized in the Application Manager. If the package's section starts with "user/", but is not any of the above, the Application Manager will place them into an "Other" section.
Section B.3 Parallel option currently reads:
When this option has been added to the Debian policy, add link here to an appropriate section. For now, see the discussion in the following Debian policy bug: 
Possibly an quick explanation of the parallel option and a link to http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-source.html#s-debianrules-options or your own explanation.
Oh, and a note explaining -j *must* have a number or you'll kill the autobuilder with massive builds.
- Proposed final list for Diablo
- Task:Package categories
- Communitizer blog
- Mandatory categories discussion
- Bugzilla #3844 and #5055
The maemo.org policy checker, maemian, will implement code to check incoming packages for their compliance with maemo policy. See http://wiki.maemo.org/Extras-testing#Maemian.2FMinimae_checks_after_builds for what maemian is currently checking.
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