[maemo-users] N800 user unhappy with OS2008 upgrade -- are there others?

From: George Farris farrisg at shaw.ca
Date: Thu Feb 28 23:20:57 EET 2008
On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 15:19 -0500, Mike Lococo wrote:
> >>>   1. The RSS reader is no better able to handle a feed with a hundred
> >>>      entries; my favorite feed falls in this class.
> >>
> >> I don't think the RSS reader will ever be a priority, unfortunately.
> >> It's been tagged (as far as I can tell) as a low-importance "toy" app.
> >>  That, and there are so many other high profile applications like the
> >> browser and they only have so many staff.
> > 
> > Then give up the source code it.  It's only a news reader after all, not
> > like there is any innovative software here.  I'm continually
> > disappointed with Nokia in this regard.  They just don't seem to "get
> > it".
> I honestly don't understand how people can still conscience themselves 
> trotting out the "Nokia doesn't get open code" argument after Microb and 
> Modest.  They are the two premiere apps for the platform and Nokia is 
> doing exactly what you suggest in opening them up.

Because it's a crappy little news reader and people are unhappy with it.
It's been said here more than once.  Let the community fix it, that's
what "getting it" means.  Releasing something as open source that was
open source in the first place, doesn't count. Microb and Modest which
use webkit/gecko/etc and Tinymail, were open source right from the get

Releasing something as open source that is already open source just
doesn't make on to the score board.  Awesome job on Modest btw, way
better than the built in email client.


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