[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] RE: Nokia 770 sources...

From: George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Date: Tue Aug 29 01:54:12 EEST 2006
On Mon, 2006-28-08 at 18:40 -0400, Andrew Barr wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 18:47 -0300, Alessandro Ikeuchi wrote:
> > ...
> While I certainly don't agree with the angry tone used, I have to say
> Maemo and the Nokia 770 have been disappointing in terms of openness. It
> seems to me that Nokia has opened just enough to get apps ported and/or
> written for the device, which in turn sells more devices, or at least
> that appears to be the plan. Nothing has come of recurring requests for
> information about the Bluetooth hardware (e.g. for headset support), Ogg
> Vorbis support, or Gstreamer/DSP multimedia internals in general. Some
> things that are missing from the Subversion repo don't even make sense,
> e.g. there is no hardware secrets or patents associated with them (at
> least as far as I know) The media player apps come to mind here.

I'm afraid I have to echo this.  There has been nothing after repeated
requests about Bluetooth headset support, Ogg Vorbis support etc.  This
is after all an "Internet" tablet.

I believe Nokia could be a little more forthcoming with information that
could do nothing but help them sell more product.

It's a bit frustrating at best.

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