[maemo-developers] Wishlist (was:Re: N800 and USB host mode)

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Wed Mar 7 19:50:26 EET 2007
> > Hitting the Wishlist is almost only a matter of writing down  
> > a sensible rationale. You can do it.
> > (..)
> > I will put "USB host mode" in the Wishlist. I plan to 
> > update the roadmap page on Fridays (if we have stuff to update).

Wish #1:

I'd like to request PowerVR chipset support (kernel driver, opengl and opensvg


The reasons are mainly superficial, however these are valid when you consider
that users will probably like flashy games and interfaces, and therefore more
devices may be sold (it will also make developers happy to have more cool
hardware to play with!).

The GUI could take advantage of the snazzy 2/3D features and therefore look
nicer as well as being faster, as could 3rd party applications. Things like
translucency would be both pretty and useful (e.g. full screen keyboard - thanks
Tak). There are many other features and applications that I'm sure people could
come up with if they had the option to use it. Game playability (and/or the
range of games) would be improved having the 3D acceleration, anti-aliasing,
fog, etc., effects. 

As I said, both of these things are in part superficial, however they would work
to make the N800 a more saleable device. The final justification is that it's
really annoying knowing the hardware is sat there doing nothing ;)

Wish #2:

I'd like support for the IVA (Imaging Video Accelerator) device to be
implemented, or at least for some more information to be made available if Nokia
can't justify the time.


This hardware is supposed to be able to improve large image display and can VGA
decoding at up to 30fps. And again, it's just sat there.



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