[maemo-users] Maemo SDK

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Oct 1 18:07:16 EEST 2009
On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 8:36 AM, Claudio Saavedra <csaavedra at igalia.com> wrote:
> El jue, 01-10-2009 a las 08:23 -0400, Dan Ritter escribió:
>> On Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 02:14:33PM +0200, Andre Klapper wrote:
>> > Am Donnerstag, den 01.10.2009, 14:00 +0200 schrieb Alexander Schröter:
>> > > Yes sure I understand but wouldn't it be nice to have a look at the current
>> > > progress by looking at your very own N900 virtual machine to see some of the
>> > > programs do their thing. I mean how would I know what needs development if I
>> > > cannot see them peforming.
>> >
>> > That will be possible for the apps provided by Nokia when the N900 is
>> > available, but making some applications (and their features) available
>> > earlier probably isn't good from a marketing point of view.
>> I bought my first PDA, a Palm Pro, after trying out an emulator
>> way back in 1997 or so. It's an excellent marketing move, if you
>> have a good product.
> Did you try that emulator before the product was in the market?
> Claudio
That's utterly irrelevant. If you can't run your applications in an
emulator, you can't get a reasonable idea of how well they are
working. And if the product isn't something you're ashamed of, there's
no reason not to let anybody who wants to try your product to download
and use the emulator. If they like what they see, they're going to buy
the real thing. But there's always a lot of resistance to releasing
emulators when the product is both 1) Way overpriced and 2) Not very

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