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

From: Dave Neuer dave.neuer at pobox.com
Date: Wed Jan 10 22:58:11 EET 2007
On 1/10/07, Simon Budig <simon at budig.de> wrote:
> Now that sounds as if you haven't watched very closely what happened the
> last year or so. Claiming that Nokia did not provide hardware and (more
> importantly) code is - in the best case - just uninformed.

Yes, I missed the post to the mailing list and wiki that described the
steps to build a complete IT2006 environment from source (including
sources for DSME and the dsp gstreamer stuff) and pointers to
comprehensive documentation for Retu and Tahvo.

Where is that?

> The situation with the changed hardware that implies incompatible
> software is unfortunate, but it is understandable how this situation
> could arise. I guess Nokia could handle the situation better than it
> does now, but flames on this list won't change anything.

Look; I don't mean for this to be a flame. I hope Nokia take it as
constructive criticism from a frustrated user/developer who a year
later is still waiting to see a level of openess on the device which I
think every honest person has to admit was certainly _implied_ in
their advertising of a "Linux-based" device. I have nothing against
any Nokia employees, particularly here on this list. They've
demonstrated themselves, to a person, to be hardworking, helpful and
polite people, most of whom seem to care about Open Source, or Free
Software quite a bit. But the company has, I think, really screwed up
on this one.


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