[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] N800 Developer Device program: European discount codes sent

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue Jan 23 14:11:49 EET 2007
On 1/23/07, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
> On Tue Jan 23 05:45:30 2007, Quim Gil wrote:
> > Important tip to those contacting us aiming to get a discount code
> > in the final wave: the less we know you the more you should explain.
> I've been heavily involved in the IETF effort known as Lemonade, which is
> aimed at providing a solid platform for mobile email by extending
> existing email standards.
> b) Telomer, which is a work-in-progress, and is a reworked UI to
> bring Lemonade to Maemo, and is the first client to take Lemonade
> onto a mobile device. This is again written in Python, this time with
> pyGTK, and I'm trying to design the UI specifically to make best use
> of the screen area, so it looks very different to Polymer.

With osso-email being crap, and no sign yet of Modest, the GUI mail
client space is very empty on Maemo, with my own Sylpheed[1] port the
most featureful.

Since the iPhone demo, I'm not sure desktop metaphors really work on a
mobile device, especially one with a screen as dense as the 770/N800 -
so I 'm hoping Sylpheed is a stop-gap until something better comes

As Dave points out, mobile email is a big selling point - especially
to business, so I'd support any efforts to bring push, always-on, low
bandwidth email with a custom designed interface to Maemo. Telomer is
currently the best hope for this: so, IMHO, I think he should get a
discount code to encourage further development. This is a purely
selfish wish, as he's doing things which scratch my own itches.



PS. Thanks for my discount code, my N800's on order :-)

[1] http://www.bleb.org/software/770/#sylpheed

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