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

From: Sean Kelley svk.sweng at gmail.com
Date: Tue Feb 6 05:43:08 EET 2007
I think on part of the challenge is the perception versus the intention.

The presence of Maemo and the great developer wiki attracts a great
many people to the platform.  But the end result is that it creates
the impression that the entire platform is open.

The Wiki, mailing lists, and communication creates the perception that
this is a platform for more than just writing apps.  However, it
appears that Nokia merely provide an SDK and forum for writing apps.

Perhaps I am not explaining this well, but I think that the welcoming
and very open atmosphere of Maemo lends one quickly to the conclusion
that this is an open platform.  But the reality is that it is more of
an SDK and application focused platform.

There is nothing wrong about that, but I think as with any platform
the intentions should be made more clear to developers.  This is
something I myself am trying to learn more about as someone who
develops software for devices.  I want to make sure I better
understand the perception of the community and how to better
communicate intentions.


On 2/5/07, Frantisek Dufka <dufkaf at seznam.cz> wrote:
> Andrew J. Barr wrote:
> >
> > Thanks for writing this. Others have said the same things before, maybe
> > this time Nokia will listen to at least some of these
> > requests/suggestions.
> OK, since nobody mentioned it yet and DSP is here to stay (at least with
> n800) let's add also this one to the end of the list (i.e lower priority
> than flasher)
> Add support for DSP development using freely available Linux DSP Tools
> [1] to the SDK.
> This actually means:
> - example of simple hello world dsp task with working makefile including
> linking phase with dsp bios used on device
> - source of example audio/video sink - i.e. how to produce audio/video
> from the dsp task (=what code to call in dsp bios)
> I am not asking for source of closed source codecs licenced from 3rd
> parties so I guess it should be possible (since [1] is available).
> Numerous people struggled with this since IT2005 days and I think nobody
> succeeded so far (especially with producing audio or even in the end).
> Frantisek
> 1. http://dspgateway.sourceforge.net/pub/index.php?Page=Links
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