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

From: Ty Hoffman tah1 at cox.net
Date: Thu Jan 11 22:05:10 EET 2007
Levi Bard wrote:
>> > Well, obviously there will be 500 such developers now :)  I just think
>> > it should have been 1500 happy users with $100 discounts instead of
>> > 500 happy developers with $300 discounts.
>> Those 500 developers are going to create applications which may not
>> work on the devices of every non-developer owner of a n770, and the
>> only reason for that is that Nokia won't open the platform so that any
>> developer with a n770 can update the OS platform for those users.
> I take issue with this statement.  If I get an n800, whether through
> the dev program or no, all my apps are going to run on both platforms
> as long as it's feasible for them to do so.  Even if somebody handed
> me an n800 today, it wouldn't change the fact that the 770 is an
> extremely useful device; I wouldn't just throw it into the closet to
> collect dust.
> It will probably actually motivate more development, in my case,
> because I'll be interested to see how I can utilize the new hardware
> and features like Xv, and then in turn I'll be interested to see how
> *those* improvements can be shoehorned onto the 770, which will give
> me ideas for new improvements targeted at the n800, ad infinitum (or
> nauseum, your choice).
Exactly right. I was thinking the same thing...If I do end up buying an 
800, I'll damn well try to make my apps run on both. And in many cases 
this shouldn't be too much of a pain.

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