I’ve been working on the MeeGo Input Methods project (codename “Maliit”) for nearly a year now. The project provides a pluggable framework for input methods. It comes with a reference plug-in for a multi-touch-capable virtual keyboard.
It had bothered me that, even though our source code was available at gitorious.org, there were nearly no contributions from the outside. I attribute that to the difficulties when it comes to compiling all required components, but also to the lack of perceived openness.
We now offer packages for Ubuntu, through the Openismus PPA for MeeGo Input Methods, thanks to the packaging efforts of Jon. This is an offer for those interested in developing input methods for MeeGo. It’s not targeting end-users (yet?) – a virtual keyboard might not be useful on a desktop, unless you have a touchscreen.