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

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Mon Feb 5 16:26:35 EET 2007
On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 02:26:39PM -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.


Marius Gedminas
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containing both "lambda" and "more readable" ;^)
	-- Casey Duncan
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