[maemo-users] Xournal porting / Fremantle / Harmattan

From: Peter Bart peter at petertheplumber.net
Date: Tue Jul 7 13:39:15 EEST 2009
On Mon, 2009-07-06 at 10:20 +0100, Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:
> Hi
> I have read, as everyone, the interesting (and somewhat expected) news
> that Maemo's switching to Qt with Harmattan.
> I am still not sure, and I'm still in the process of making up my mind
> about this, but it could affect my porting of Xournal to Fremantle.
> Porting an application to Fremantle takes time. Unfortunately since
> I've started working in London I do not have that much spare time
> (even when I do, I prefer to dedicate most of it to my partner).
> I do not know if I have enough motivation to make this work for
> Fremantle knowing I'll have to do it again for Harmattan (and this
> time from scratch).
> I'd rather start doing the Qt port now and wait for Harmattan.
> Moreover, this adds to the fact that I can't run Fremantle full speed
> on my netbook (not because it doesn't have enough power, but because
> of an issue with the Intel driver and Clutter that I couldn't find a
> solution for).
> True, Harmattan won't be ready for a while, but I don't think it'd be
> that much time before it's going to be released (a year?)
> Anyway, the two issues added together are impacting severely my
> motivation for doing the work.
> If someone's willing to step in, I'll send him the source code (sorry
> about it not being available, but I've lost the source code related to
> Xournal for Chinook, and the code for Diablo is a bit messed up) and
> she can start from there.
> I will have a look soon at what actually are the changes for Fremantle
> and I will confirm my decision at that time.

Dear Anidel,
	Not that it makes a difference, but: Thank you for one of the few
single most useful programs I use daily and heavily. Most of my
record/form keeping is done with Xournal on an N810. That is a big time
saver for me.

Best Regards,

        Peter The Plumber sm
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