Front Page Hildon Foundation open letter and Jolla's response Last week, the Hildon Foundation sent an open letter to Jolla requesting cooperation and financial assistance with maemo.org: “We would welcome discussion about a relationship between our organizations… If anything, we would like to form a friendship. If Jolla would be willing to become a sponsor and aid us in promoting the open source software aspects of Jolla and Sailfish — or, possibly even foot the bill — we would offer valuable community support to Jolla. In fact, we see a huge possibility of the Hildon Foundation becoming a part of the Jolla ecosystem or Sailfish Alliance itself.” Jolla replied in comments, “We can talk on a regular basis and we can form a friendship
Front Page Nokia supporting Hildon Foundation in ecosystem infrastructure move The Hildon Foundation Board made a surprising and welcome announcement last week, notifying the community that Nokia has offered to cover the costs of migration for maemo.org: “In a conference held by Nokia, Nemein and the Hildon Foundation, Nokia has offered to help economically in the process of migration. The details for starting the migration are under discussion
Front Page Jolla reveal strategy, UI and Qt Creator-based SDK at Slush 2012 Jolla is once again foremost in the minds of many mobile OS enthusiasts and open-source aficionados with more information being revealed regarding their strategy and future. The launch of their official website and a slick video partway between a teaser and a product video give a definite sense of progress and should inspire confidence in everyone holding their breath for a product launch.
Front Page Digia acquires Qt.
Front Page Recent app developments in NemoMobile A Talk thread on NemoMobile saw more activity last week when it was populated by posts of new applications that are undergoing development for Nemo. Highlights include qmlcalendar, contacts using gallery's picker for avatars, Tizmee Tizen compatibility layer, Conversations, Dialer, and a proof of concept QML desktop (lipstick) from Timur Krist
Front Page Open source replacement for Maemo Fremantle bluetooth-sysinfo package Jonathan Wilson has made available a “package I call bt-cal which is a replacement for bluetooth-sysinfo as a way to read the bluetooth MAC address from CAL and send it to the bluetooth driver. The ultimate aim is that someone will modify this and make it talk to something more standard than the /sys/devices/platform/hci_h4p/hwaddr that it talks to now (allowing the non-standard interface to be removed from kernel-power/kernel-cssu/whatever).” Eager Maemo, MeeGo and Mer developers are encouraged to further hack on Jonathan's work. Read more (lists.maemo.org) In this edition ( Download )…
Front Page Community Council meetings held every Friday, 18:00 UTC Piotr Jawidzyk has publicised details of the new Maemo Community Council's meeting schedule. They are held “every Friday, 18:00 UTC, at IRC channel #maemo-meeting. Every interested Community Member is free (and welcome) to actively participate.
Front Page maemo.org Coding Competition begins this week The tradition of a community-run coding competition for Maemo and Meego devices continues this year. “Beginning Monday 11th June, and running for 3 months, new applications for Maemo and MeeGo Harmattan devices (and significant updates to existing ones) will be eligible to enter in this years competition.
Front Page 2012 Device Program We mentioned the start of the 2012 Device Program last issue (well, more specifically, the Community Awards portion of the program), but we'd like to remind you both of its existence and its purpose again this week. Nokia has alloted 100 devices (60 N9s and 40 N950s) for distribution by the community to community contributors