[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Maemo 2.0 API changes, signals and properties (was: ANN: Eagle)

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Wed Apr 19 20:48:19 EEST 2006
On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 09:14 -0700, Shawn Gordon wrote:
> I gotta say as a third party developer that the state of Maemo is 
> rather frustrating, it seems like a far from done piece of work and a 
> moving target.

Are you seeing API breaks, or are you complaining that improvements are
happening? Is this an attempt to complain about progress while also
demanding that progress happens?

>   I've seen a lot of complaints on industry reviews of 
> the device as well to the stability and selection of software 
> included on the device.  What's happening at Nokia to help with this 
> and remove the perception that the device is a beta unit?

I think it's fairly obvious that Nokia's developers are working very
hard. They appear to be working on general stability, bug-fixing, and
new functionality. Attacking them will slow them down.

I've seen only one or two reviews that think if suffers from a lack of
functionality, but they have compared it with either larger and more
expensive products (such as mini laptops) or with less capable devices
such as phones and PDAs which don't fullfill the main 770 use case
(using the web).

The other reviews seem to be very positive, and forgiving of a few
glitches with the recognition that it's a first, that it's meant to do
one thing well, and that it has limited resources to keep the price

Murray Cumming
murrayc at murrayc.com

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