[maemo-community] Pushing community software to prime time

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Thu Oct 9 20:27:47 EEST 2008
quim.gil at nokia.com wrote:
> Hi,
> In short, it would be great to get a list of community projects you
> think that Nokia should support in order to have them in excellent
> condition and ready for real users the day Maemo 5 is released. By the
> end of the month?
> We will make a selection from the projects proposed and we will
> collaborate with them in the areas they need most in order to be ready
> for prime time. This activity will be part of a wider support to
> developers targeting the Fremantle release. Peter explained in the Maemo
> Summit the basics and we will explain you more as soon as we have a
> defined plan.
> What criteria to consider to select the projects with big potential? A
> basic reference would be
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Remarkable_community_projects#Criteria but of
> course the bonus comes from unique software squeezing the potential of
> Maemo and specifically the new features that Fremantle brings. 
> It is a very good chance also to show the potential of non-profit
> community collaboration to the users that will know about Maemo 5
> without knowing much about Linux or open source. Let's work for that!
> Do you think you can come up with that list? Is 3 weeksa reasonable
> timeframe?
> --
> Quim Gil
> marketing manager, open source
> maemo software @ Nokia

I'd like to suggest AbiWord for some Nokia assistance: We have a Maemo
port (originally by INdT, integrated into the main codebase), but it has
a few Maemo-specific bugs that I just can't figure out, and I've been
unsuccessful so far in finding other developers to help me out.  The
community is demanding a word processor application, and I'm distressed
that AbiWord is so close to being a great Maemo app and filling that
need, but for those few bugs.  We'd love to be ahead of the curve
instead of behind it when Fremantle hits, and some help on
Chinook/Diablo wouldn't hurt either :D

Ryan Pavlik

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