[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: N800 Developer Programme Application

From: Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com
Date: Fri Jan 12 10:37:08 EET 2007

You are right about this. One fact is, that release schedule has been a
trade secret - hence no "end user roadmap with release dates". What we
could do with this limitation was e.g. Herring. Everyone in the open
have had Herring available for month(s). It was (clearly?) communicated
that this is the stabilization branch towards the next ITOS release.
Anyone could have made sure his application will work the day
Bora/IT-2007 goes public.

Its true Herring did not have it all. Applications and multimedia were
out of scope, user friendliness was not good, yet connectivity and
desktop framework (Hildon, D-Bus, etc.) has been ready and available. I
would hope we will do the same next time, just better ;)

Another thing is the developer program. I'm not too happy with it myself
and I agree we should have at least posted the deadline after which the
notifications are sent. I still hope we will at least announce that the
selection is over.



>From: ext Igor Tkach [mailto:itkach at gmail.com] 
>I think it is kinda late not because of the need to create 
>community (great community already exists). By the time the 
>device becomes availble to all you probably want to have most 
>important existing apps ported and tested. My impression is 
>that this is not the case right now. Some work can be done 
>with scratchbox environment, but in my experience it is not 
>quite the same as running apps on the device itself.
>Program schedule you mention - is it published somewhere and I 
>just missed it or is it kept secret? (I apologize for being 
>annoying, I'm just eager to get my hands on n800, so I would 
>like to know if I should wait for the discount:)
>On 1/11/07, Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com <Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com> wrote:
>> >What's the point to announce such a program so late and with
>> so little details? To irritate people? I would like to have my
>> >discount right now, if I'm eligible, so that I could buy the device 
>> >right away, or to know that I'm not eligible so that I could plan 
>> >$399 into my budget for gadgets. At the very least it would be nice 
>> >to know the time frame for the program.
>> >
>> Hi,
>> Announcing it "so late" (was it the same/next day after the product
>> launch?) should not be a problem. Active community members and 
>> developers do not need to be "created" overnight, they 
>existed before 
>> the developer program was launched. If I understand the program 
>> schedule correctly the lucky ones shall get notified rather soon.
>> Br,
>> --jakub

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