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The community repository is the place where independent Neo application developers can release projects. It is a similar concept to the Multiverse repository in Ubuntu. The Repository is at:

http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/Multiverse


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How to use the repository ?

This feed is already installed by default in Om 2008.8.

Otherwise, see instructions on the installer page. They involve creating a one line file in the /etc/opkg directory.

How to release packages ?

Please use the mailing list: http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community-repository . The package manager derives from opkg, so applications should be released as .ipk files.

Packages in Installer are displayed according to Package Tags. To display a package through Installer, add the appropriate tag message.

Category Tag
Communication group::communication
Development group::programming
Games group::games
Maps group::maps
Miscellaneous group::unknown
Network group::network
Repos group::repos
  • For OpenEmbedded users, add a Tag by adding one line in your bb file
For example:
PKG_TAGS_${PN} = "group::games"


Packages quality control

The reviewer will check if there have new packages on the mailing list. If you are reviewer and want to review that package

  • reply that mail, and say you want to review that
  • check if the package follows the policy
  • download the package on projects.openmoko.org
  • install that package to see if
    • installable?
    • executable able?
    • functions the claimed works actually works?
    • If it do something bad?
    • uninstall it and see if everything still ok?
  • if the package is okay, put the package in this file and the package will shown next day.

Good packages should conform to these quality guidelines:

  • Packages in this repository shall not be in OM Official repositories
  • Program shall not collect user information and send to others unless it has very clear notification
  • Program shall not destroy the system
  • All packages shall be run-able on Neo
  • The package file name should refer which version of the project is compiled.

How to contribute ?

We need reviewers who can review new packages. This is currently a low workload. If you want to help, please send e-mail to the mailing list The mailing list: community-repository@lists.openmoko.org.

Reviewers must have the following:

  • an account on projects.openmoko.org
  • ssh public key on projects.openmoko.org
  • basic svn skills
  • basic opkg skills

Openmoko really appreciates your help!

 Current Reviewers
 Tick

How to create your own repository ?

TBD

Personal tools

The community repository is the place where independent Neo application developers can release projects. It is a similar concept to the Multiverse repository in Ubuntu. The Repository is at:

http://downloads.openmoko.org/repository/Multiverse


How to use the repository ?

This feed is already installed by default in Om 2008.8.

Otherwise, see instructions on the installer page. They involve creating a one line file in the /etc/opkg directory.

How to release packages ?

Please use the mailing list: http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community-repository . The package manager derives from opkg, so applications should be released as .ipk files.

Packages in Installer are displayed according to Package Tags. To display a package through Installer, add the appropriate tag message.

Category Tag
Communication group::communication
Development group::programming
Games group::games
Maps group::maps
Miscellaneous group::unknown
Network group::network
Repos group::repos
  • For OpenEmbedded users, add a Tag by adding one line in your bb file
For example:
PKG_TAGS_${PN} = "group::games"


Packages quality control

The reviewer will check if there have new packages on the mailing list. If you are reviewer and want to review that package

  • reply that mail, and say you want to review that
  • check if the package follows the policy
  • download the package on projects.openmoko.org
  • install that package to see if
    • installable?
    • executable able?
    • functions the claimed works actually works?
    • If it do something bad?
    • uninstall it and see if everything still ok?
  • if the package is okay, put the package in this file and the package will shown next day.

Good packages should conform to these quality guidelines:

  • Packages in this repository shall not be in OM Official repositories
  • Program shall not collect user information and send to others unless it has very clear notification
  • Program shall not destroy the system
  • All packages shall be run-able on Neo
  • The package file name should refer which version of the project is compiled.

How to contribute ?

We need reviewers who can review new packages. This is currently a low workload. If you want to help, please send e-mail to the mailing list The mailing list: community-repository@lists.openmoko.org.

Reviewers must have the following:

  • an account on projects.openmoko.org
  • ssh public key on projects.openmoko.org
  • basic svn skills
  • basic opkg skills

Openmoko really appreciates your help!

 Current Reviewers
 Tick

How to create your own repository ?

TBD