[maemo-community] N9 device seeding activity

From: Timo Härkönen timop.harkonen at gmail.com
Date: Thu Apr 19 20:37:35 EEST 2012

19. huhtikuuta 2012 18.44 Willie Pretorius
<willie.pretorius at gmail.com>kirjoitti:

> On 19-4-2012 17:32, Quim Gil wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Let's say we could have a nice amount of N9s (*) for a maemo.orgcentered device seeding activity. I could get them as part of two lines of
>> work where the maemo.org community might want to play a role:
>> - Encouraging developers bringing stable & interesting apps to the Nokia
>> Store. There is a source of inspiration at http://www.developer.nokia.**
>> com/Community/Wiki/Apps_**Missing<http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Apps_Missing>
>> http://talk.maemo.org/**showthread.php?t=83333<http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=83333>
>> - Encouraging developers to port & develop apps to Qt 5, getting familiar
>> and ready for the next big Qt iteration and providing feedback to the
>> developers at http://qt-project.org & http://wiki.qt-project.org/Qt_**
>> 5_on_Nokia_N9 <http://wiki.qt-project.org/Qt_5_on_Nokia_N9>
>> If needed, a few devices could be invested in side activities related to
>> these tracks:
>> - Improvements in apps infra at maemo.org or the evolution of COBS /
>> apps.formeego.org / etc.
>> - Improvements in Qt 5 support in the N9.
>> What do you think?
A very good idea. I'd bet that no one in the community has any objections
to this :)

>> Ideally Nokia would provide to the community an amount of devices and the
>> infrastructure to deliver them for free to the fortunate developers, using
>> the http://developer.nokia.com infrastructure. The criteria and
>> selection of recipients could be done by the community itself, and I could
>> help wherever needed.
>> If you like the idea we can proceed. A good goal would be to have the
>> recipients defined by the end of May, so we can have all the shipments
>> during the first days of June. The closest we get to July the easier will
>> be to get hit by Summer holidays delays.

I would emphasize past contributions like testing, applications written for
maemo/meego, community activities, etc. when selecting the recipients (but
not only the past). Basically pretty much the same way that the n950 devkit
and rasbpi things were done having the candidate listing in the public, for
example in maemo wiki. I'd ask the candidates to provide the following
details: name, username, link to maemo.org profile, past contributions,
current activities, plans with the device if selected. And naturally the
task of choosing the recipients goes to the council.

Really hoping to see this boost the developer activity around maemo.org.


>> (*) I can't 100% confirm a number today but let's say 100 N9s and
>> (surprise surprise) the last batch of sealed N950s I know about (just a few
>> units).
I could change my n950 with a broken screen :) no seriously, the lucky ones
getting it be careful not to drop it. the screen is a bit sensitive to


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> Hi Quim, This is a really excellent idea!
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