[maemo-community] Harmattan & Maemo Community

From: Cosimo Kroll zehjotkah at googlemail.com
Date: Fri May 6 12:36:01 EEST 2011
Yes, that's my view, too.
The community will decide and they can only decide when there are devices to
We don't even know exactly what Harmattan is, there are only hints.
And yes, I agree, that's a deep mess.

Therefore I think it would be good to wait for the actual devices before
deciding where the Harmattan community goes on.

2011/5/6 Graham Cobb <g+770 at cobb.uk.net>

> On Friday 06 May 2011 07:59:44 Ville M. Vainio wrote:
> > On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 9:55 AM, Cosimo Kroll <zehjotkah at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
> > > But before deciding on that, we should wait for Nokias MeeGo/Harmattan
> > > devices, which will be announced soon.
> >
> > Is there something in particular that needs to be known about the
> > platform that would influence the decision?
> I think it is more that the answer will depend on what the community wants,
> and the community will not have an opinion until they have some experience.
>  I
> don't think anyone thinks there will be a separate place for Harmattan but
> it
> is not yet clear whether MeeGo or Maemo are the most natural homes.
> For example, there appears to be an issue about whether Harmattan will
> actually use the MeeGo name or not (and, if so, whether it will be hidden
> in
> small print somewhere or trumpeted as a feature).  There has been some
> discussion about it, but I have not seen any recent definitive statement,
> nor
> do I expect one until the device ships.
> My **personal** view is that Harmatten will end up here.  Recent
> discussions
> in MeeGo seem to have tended towards the view that the MeeGo lists and
> sites
> are not the place for discussion of (let alone support of) specific devices
> (whether for end users or developers).  Not to mention some downright
> hostility towards Harmattan (and, to some extent, Nokia).
> In my mind the only way MeeGo would be a home for Harmattan might be if
> Nokia
> make "MeeGo" a major end-user marketing feature of the device (so, for
> example, app compatability becomes an interesting discussion point).
> Personally I don't think that is likely but we won't know until it ships.
> Graham
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