[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] OS2006 roadmap

From: Larry Battraw lbattraw at gmail.com
Date: Wed Jan 10 00:58:30 EET 2007
On 1/9/07, Frantisek Dufka <dufkaf at seznam.cz> wrote:
> Carlos.Guerreiro at nokia.com wrote:
> > The 770 with OS2006 is still supported by Nokia.
> So we actually may see maintenance firmware updates (i.e. fixed bugs)
> for OS2006? Or even something targeted for better compatibility with OS2007?

  People have been using that word -Support- very freely when talking
about OS2006.  When you have support from a vendor that generally
includes bug fixes and upgrades, otherwise it doesn't mean much.
There's been word of a Maemo 2.2, but what's the point if it's only
for developers?  There are still so many basic problems with OS2006
and it's irresponsible to refuse to help both the new users and early
adopters now.  How do you regain that trust that's implicit in
building a community?  The old platform gets a sack lunch and a life
raft while the new one sails off into the distance.  That's one of the
reasons I believe Ari Jaaksi shut the door so firmly on any hope of
upgrades-- no chance of reconsideration.  You get a smile, "Better
luck next time!", and the requisite shove.

> > Perhaps some kind of OS2006/OS2007 combination will turn out to be practical
> > for hacking on the 770, though again, an end-user ready release is not in the cards.
> > Herring and Sardine (Herring is synced with OS2007/Maemo Bora) already give you
> > Bora (and post-Bora) in the limited context of the HAF.
> Yes, but the question is not only about hacking, it is about end users.
> Can end users somehow get such system (not called 2007) so developers
> can ship one application (with Bora functionality) that work both on
> such N770 and N880?

  And that is that is the real question.  Otherwise as someone else
put it, you're just fire-bombing the userbase who owns 770s.  I
thought the idea of Maemo was to make a user-friendly internet tablet,
not put everyone on a high-priced hardware upgrade plan.


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