[maemo-developers] No more 770 bug activity?

From: Gopi Flaherty gopiballava at gmail.com
Date: Sun Apr 1 20:38:18 EEST 2007
On Mar 28, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Marius Gedminas wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 12:04:20PM +0100, Neil MacLeod wrote:
>> Can anyone from Nokia explain a recent comment[1] posted by a Nokia
>> employee in Bugzilla? Does the comment apply specifically (and  
>> only) to the
>> game, or to the entire OS 20066/770 platform?
>> 1. https://maemo.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=169#c9
> That's not the only bug closed with "no fixes for N770 anymore".  See,
> e.g.: https://maemo.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=329
> It would be good to hear the official word on this.

Is it possible to get an official or semi-offical word on this?

Bug 329 has been present since 2005, and was closed last week with  
the comment,

"WONTFIX. No fixes to N770 anymore."

I'm very unhappy to see long-standing bugs unfixed.

Dr. Jaaksi stated in January that the 770 was fully supported. A  
reasonable person could infer this meant that currently identified  
bugs would be fixed.

I don't want to buy a device that is going to be obsoleted without  
warning or notice.

Regarding the licensing of Opera, the license agreement was something  
that Nokia negotiated with Opera Software SA. The browser is  
unquestionably one of the primary features of the device.

I find it very unfortunate that Nokia negotiated a licensing  
agreement that made it impractical for them to continue updating the  
primary app of the device - an app which goes out of date very  
quickly as web development techniques change.

IMHO, Nokia's plans and negotiations should have included some  
overlap between the two devices, and/or a timeframe during which  
updates would be provided.

Part of my frustration here is that, since I got my 770 just before  
the commercial release, parts of the system have always felt a little  
(or, at time, a lot) like a beta release. Every system update has  
improved things, often quite significantly. The most recent 770  
release still feels like a beta. Opera still crashes too much -  
that's why I'm using my N800 significantly more.

I'm still happy with my devices, but when I am asked by potential  
purchasers for my opinions, I have to warn people. Parts of the  
system have been unpolished for a very long time, and you can not  
count on them ever being brought up to release quality. I used to  
tell people, it gets better with every release. Now I warn them, it  
gets better until Nokia decides it's time for you to spend another $400.

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