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Bug#452153: ITP: haf-marketing-release -- Set of meta packages for Hildon desktop

On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 16:28 -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> Ummm, am I missing something here? Why do we need packages intended
> for the Nokia tablets in Debian? Is this all to support a development
> environment? If so, it would be good to mention it in the descriptions.

For a number of reasons. Not only can the Hildon desktop be used as a
desktop environment on a normal computer -- for example on embedded
systems, or even cut-down systems such as kiosks. There was even a talk
at GUADEC this year about running the Hildon desktop on your normal
PC[0]. The other big reason is developing for it. Although the official
maemo way of developing for the Internet Tablets is downloading
Scratchbox and whatever else, a simple apt-get install hildon-desktop
and you're ready is helpful.

I hope this is informative.

[0] http://guadec.org/node/547

Jonny Lamb, UK                           jonnylamb@jonnylamb.com
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