[maemo-community] Closing Summit schedule

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Mon Sep 8 12:02:38 EEST 2008
On Monday 08 September 2008 09:24:34 Quim Gil wrote:
> Kate Alhola wrote:
> > I am still little bit confused about what content i should have
> > and what kind of target audience. "Maemo Hacking Introduction"
> > will be completely different if target audience is typical
> > maemo summit participant, already experinced maemo developer
> > than if target audience is newcomers without any experience.
> >
> > I just like to hear what i should present/coordinate and for what kind
> > of audience.
> Looking at the registration, a safe bet could be someone with
> programming skills but not necessarily in the Maemo specifics: mobile,
> touch-screen, specific APIs, testing having resources & battery life
> constraints in mind, cross-compilation, deb packaging, where to learn
> more...
> I think it is better to provide an overview on those things.

I like that suggestion: assume experienced developer, who maybe has good 
experience of some part of Maemo but has never touched others.  Speaking for 
myself, I am experienced in things like scratchbox, porting, compiling, 
supporting multiple SDK versions, packaging, etc. but I have not really done 
any Hildon GUI programming nor other Maemo-specific things. There are 
probably other people who are very familiar with the GUI but may not have 
experience of building debs, for example.

Personally I would love information on D-bus (particularly any APIs accessible 
over D-bus) and mobility/connectivity related APIs such as libconic or 
whatever it is called.  Others may be more interested in the sound or video 
subsystems, etc.  Maybe pick three or four diverse topics to cover?

I feel the ideal level of information for anything you choose to cover would 
be: (i) here are some things you can do with this component, (ii) here is a 
summary of how to use it, and where to go for more information, (iii) here 
are some gotchas/interesting things, (iv) (if relevant/possible) here are 
some examples.


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