[maemo-community] Harmattan & Maemo Community

From: Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Date: Fri May 6 15:36:28 EEST 2011
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Sunny B <sunnyb7532 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 1)  Clarification of the SW Architecture - Is it Meego Core OS with a Nokia
> custom UI or UX on top?  QGil has said MeeGo APIs, but now Dave Neary says
> some legacy Maemo APIs (in addition?).

Harmattan is evolution of maemo5, with no MeeGo Core lineage. It has
several components that are shared with MeeGo though. That's why it's
said to be "meego compatible".

> 3)  MeeGo compliance

Harmattan is not MeeGo compliant at all, starting with the fact that
it's using deb instead of rpm.

> 5)  To what extent will developers of Maemo5 and Maemo 4.1 apps be
> comfortable with Harmattan and find it a "natural" extension.

Back-end stuff will feel very familiar, GUI development is supposed to
be done in QML (familiarity of which can be argued, as it's an overall
new phenomenon).

> I agree with Andrew that the thing is a mess.  I think that's beyond the
> control of maemo.org.  Perhaps we can try to clarify things through
> discussions with MeeGo people - core Meego OS goes to meego.com and
> Harmattan UI and UX are with maemo.org or something more strained than
> that.  But the division is admittedly not good - we'll have to see.  I hope
> we get some clarity at the conference.

As said there is no "Core MeeGo OS" in Harmattan.
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