[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Maemo roadmap, SDK improvements...

From: Andrew J. Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Date: Mon Feb 5 04:12:50 EET 2007
On Sun, 2007-02-04 at 14:26 -0800, Carl Worth wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 10:59:54 +0200, Quim Gil wrote:
> > Now it's also a good moment to review the SDK and see what improvements
> > can be made. The more pragmatic and specific you could be here, the
> > better.
> Here are some specific things that I would like to see:
> 1. Free Software tools for creating a complete image to be flashed,
>    (that's called a fiasco image, right?)
> 2. A Free Software tool for flashing that image
> 3. An image built from only Free Software, that leads to as much
>    functionality as possible, (even if not all hardware components are
>    entirely functional)
> The above seem like pre-requisites before a self-sustaining community
> could form around the device, (that is, a community that could trust
> itself to continue to be able to play with the device in interesting
> ways even after the manufacturer might lose interest in any specific
> model).
> Of course, for any pieces that cannot be made available as Free
> Software for whatever reason, it would be beneficial to know those
> reasons. And it would be ideal to have sufficient documentation so
> that the community could work on free replacements.


Thanks for writing this. Others have said the same things before, maybe
this time Nokia will listen to at least some of these

> -Carl
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