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

From: Kimmo Hämäläinen kimmo.hamalainen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Jan 10 11:25:15 EET 2007
On Wed, 2007-01-10 at 10:09 +0100, ext Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> Kimmo Hämäläinen wrote:
> > Even without any OS update for N770, you could do an application that
> > works both in N770 and N800, if you avoid using some API. I think most
> > N770 applications worked with small or non-existent changes in N800.
> > (You just have to compile it in N770 SDK and test it in N800, too.)
> Well I was thinking about _not_ avoiding some API :-) The alarm API as 
> one example. or the one click install thing. Such little things would 
> make perfect sense on N770 (unlike upgraded Flash for example). 
> Basically I'm asking about adding as much API from OS2007 into 2.2 (aka 
> Freezer ;-)) as possible. In fact even 2.1 added some API so let's hope 
> something like this will happen. But I know this in fact means I'm 
> asking for OS2007 :-(

It would be easy if we would already have the perfect OS API in place :)
But the fact is that we have to do improvements and remove some old API
at some point. It does not make sense to keep all the old API for ever,
because it would 1) generate lots of extra work, 2) make the API hard-
to-use for developers. And the longer we keep the old API the harder it
becomes to drop it. Basically we thought that after OS2006 it's the last
chance to drop some old API. After that we'll still be on the mercy of
the open-source upstream API changes, of course...

BR, Kimmo

> I somehow missed the 2.2 pre-announcement, thanks Aaron. I found it here
> http://www.maemo.org/downloads/maemo_3_compatibility.html now.
> Frantisek
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