Maemo BoF at GUADEC: how it sounds
Uploading the large audio file of the Maemo BoF at GUADEC is taking more time than expected… I’ll try again tonight.
In the meantime here are some comments about the topic that seems to raise more interest: Qt approaching Maemo. Summarizing things said here and there… Nokia is investing now more than ever in GTK+ and other GNOME related technologies. Fremantle is going to be great and all based in GNOME. Harmattan is another major release, still far in time, that will bring Qt officially supported and a better integration to the Nokia crossplatform offering.
You have many questions about toolkits, and so do I. It’s too early for Harmattan details. First comes Fremantle and all the new stuff it will bring! Planned to come with early roadmap announcement and weekly releases from alpha to final.
No matter what, components like HAL, D-Bus, BlueZ, Glib, GObject, X, GStreamer or Telepathy will keep playing an essential role in the Maemo platform. This is one reason for Nokia to say that the freedesktop.org projects deserve and need all the help to be in the best shape for the (mobile) prime time. This is something that meta-players like the Linux Foundation, GNOME or KDE have been advocating for and trying to push in the last years. The Collaboration Summit and the planned joint GUADEC/aKademy in 2009 are clear steps in that direction.
The Maemo project and its relationships consolidated after three years of public life plus the fact of having the former Trolltech team now inside Nokia as well puts this big company in an interesting position when it comes to help in the cross-desktop and Linux mobile defragmentation efforts. Add to this the favorable collateral open source trend the Symbian Foundation move is bringing. You understand why GUADEC is a good time to discuss about bringing the Nokia contribution to a next level.
Or put simply: help Maemo to help you more and better.
- How can Nokia work better with the upstream projects developing the pieces that build the Maemo platform?
- How can the Maemo platform help other cool projects moving forward in the mobile context?
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Tags: freedesktop.org, GTK+, GUADEC, maemo, Nokia, Qt