Openismus has recently had to let some great developers, and good friends, go. We are now much smaller.
Just thought I’d share some details on some of the recent changes I’ve pushed to Qt 5 a few weeks ago. (Yes, this post is rather overdue, I’ve been a bit slack with writing it). If you were in Tampere when I gave a short, completely underprepared Q&A on Qt 5 a few days ago, this won’t be news to you, but I will go into a bit more detail
As part of a bigger effort to get my Nokia N900 in good shape for development, I decided to track down an issue with the keyboard; I could type ‘a’, but not ‘A’ or any special characters, so no ‘shift’ or ‘ctrl’ or anything special. Trying to figure out what was going on took me through an unexpected journey, which is not remarkable, but I think it’s a good example of what many kernel developers (and low level developers) constantly go through, and as such, might be interesting for some people to read. Keycodes So, first things first.
The press is writing a lot about a “post-PC ecosystem” these days, and while many dismiss tablets as simple toys, I think the world of computing is undergoing a major shift.
Evolution Data Server Recently, MeeGo switched to GNOME’s Evolution Data Server for storage of contacts, calendar, etc, though not for the API, which remains QtContacts, via the qtcontacts-eds backend. To help with that, Openismus has been making e-d-s performance improvements for Intel. For instance, to avoid unnecessary transfer of data across D-Bus.
Disclaimer: these are my own, personal thoughts, not necessarily matching those of my employer, neighbor, goldfish or innocent bystander. Paradigm shifts are always difficult, especially when linked to technology changes . Qt Components are here and seeing that there and at least three component sets ( MeeGo Harmattan , Symbian , MeeGo UX ) and counting, it is hard to see how components will help solve the cross-platform problem that has been plaguing mobile developers.
For the last two or three weeks, I’ve been battling the Black Dog. Those who know me well know that I suffer from chronic depression with acute patches
Through unimaginable hardships, we managed to pull a rabbit from the hat and get N9 done.