Front Page Playing 720p videos on Nokia N900 Ivaylo Dimitrov shares instructions on how to watch 720p videos on the N900.
Some of us like to think that systems and data and processes are the bones, brains and blood of any venture. And for the most part that’s true. But what body can thrive without a heart? This isn’t just rhetorical. The question came up for me a few days ago when I received the devastating news that a very good friend had passed away. image courtesy Kathy Smith Gary Birkett was no ordinary acquaintance for me. I first encountered him online in the maemo.org community, when Maemo was still pulsing with fresh interest and (despite occasional lapses) Nokia seemed strongly behind the mobile Linux effort. Gary showed up as “ lcuk ” in early 2008 and began peppering the discussion forum with unusual questions and wild ideas. He exhibited an amazingly deep and broad understanding of graphics software and hardware, so deep that even with my own background in the fields he lost me easily. I think that was true for many in the community. His useful knowledge and friendly manner made him an instant hit in Maemo circles. He wasn’t a prolific forum poster, but made up for that lack with a persistent presence on IRC. It didn’t seem to matter what time or day, or that I am in Texas and he was in Manchester, England– whenever I signed on, there he was. Always greeting new arrivals and sometimes pulling me into impromptu private conversations about nothing and everything.
More details are emerging on Nokia’s rollout strategy for its N9 MeeGo device—the one that quickly warmed so many Nokia-stoic hearts, but then broke them just as fast when it was reaffirmed by the company that this was just a small pit-stop en route to Windows Phone land.
I wrote in May of last year asking, only partially rhetorically, if this would be a make-or-break year for consumer electronics giant Nokia. And like many other pundits, I’ve offered my previous employer sound survival advice on more than one occasion [ 1 ][ 2 ][ 3 ]
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Front Page Meet the new (Q1 2011) Maemo Community Council! Last week, the call for candidate declarations for the next term of the Maemo Community Council closed, resulting in five total candidates. Because of this, the idea of foregoing a formal election and issuing a blanket acceptance of these candidates as elected was posed. This situation had been anticipated when the election process was drafted (as was the possibility of getting fewer than the requisite number of candidates); with the aim to ensure there were either three or five members on the Council
After several days of allowing people to offer their opinions about whether or not to hold an election for the five Maemo Community Council candidates, it has become very clear that almost everyone in our community who is engaged in this process will accept the “no election” scenario and grant the candidates full Council-ship. This being said, it brings me great pleasure — and pride — to announce the new, Q1 2011 Maemo Community Council: RM Bauer (SD69) Alan Bruce (qole) Felipe Crochik (fcrochik) Attila Csipa (achipa) Randall Arnold (texrat) As stated plenty of times in the past, these five maemo.org contributors have put in timeless hours supporting our community, Maemo, MeeGo , and Nokia. They are all people who our community has expressed much support for and who will do what it takes to see to it that this community remains vibrant and active.
Front Page Valtteri Halla, MeeGo TSG member, resigns from Nokia Valtteri Halla , one of the two members of MeeGo's Technical Steering Group, has resigned from Nokia. In a tweet, he said: “Let's say it in plain english: I have resigned from #nokia today but I still have a heart for #meego” What this does to the make-up of the MeeGo TSG is uncertain, as is his next role.