MeeGo 1.0 update for netbooks arrives
A new update for the MeeGo Netbook UX has been released that brings with it several bug fixes and improvements. “Updated to the 188.8.131.52 kernel, faster usb storage finding time down from 5 seconds to 1, improved 3D performance, many enhancements in the web browser, resolution for several email client issues, enhanced netbook window manager, greatly enhanced visuals, full support for GNOME proxy configuration in the media player, more control over DNS settings.” The update can be installed over-the-air on existing installs, images of the update are available from meego.com for new users.
Texrat at Akademy
Randall Arnold, ex-Nokian and current Maemo Community Council member, attended KDE's "Akademy" conference in Finland this week. In a series of blog posts he describes his experiences and thoughts coming out of the key KDE (and so Qt and so MeeGo) conference this year. “The day began with Valtteri Halla promoting Meego and demonstrating how the project has already benefitted KDE, Akademy's coordinating organization, with upstream development for KOffice and other applications. From there came talks along the tracks of community and mobility, including mine on user engagement. Even Maemo was mentioned!” This is just the first of several posts by Randall, there're many more on his site.
An open letter to Anssi Vanjoki
Randall Arnold has posted an open letter to Anssi Vanjoki (EVP of Mobile Solutions at Nokia) outlining his thoughts on some of the missteps Nokia has been making over the past months and years. “I am taking your article as a promise. As a former employee, current stockholder and Nokia community supporter I have a vested interest in you keeping it. A big part of that will be following up with the defecting bloggers. I even suggest you invite some to Espoo for some valuable face-to-face time. Listening to the community will pay off more than any ad campaign.” As always, Randy provides us with some interesting insight into the dynamics of the community and Nokia's wider market, hopefully (as Anssi claims in the comments), they really are listening.
In this edition (Download)…
- Front Page
- MeeGo 1.0 update for netbooks arrives
- Texrat at Akademy
- An open letter to Anssi Vanjoki
- FrontView turns N900 into proper document scanner
- Scrobbler for Maemo hits version 2.0
- Play chess with your contacts
- Plugging the Maemo Cross-Reference
- Why providing custom per-contact ringtones isn’t as simple as it sounds
- MeeGo Community OBS looking for beta testers
- Carsten Munk makes a plea for openness
- Custom ringtones for N900 contacts
- Maezer: accelerometer-based labyrinth
- Exult – Ultima VII engine – now in Testing
- Timed Silencer switches between silent/general profiles at fixed times
- Themable Maemo 5 analogue desktop clock