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Carlos Guerreiro

Maemo @ ASSEMBLY party in Helsinki

2008-07-30 14:21 UTC  by  Carlos Guerreiro

The Summer 2008 ASSEMBLY party starts in Helsinki in less than 24 hours.

From the website - ASSEMBLY is a four day computer festival, in which thousands of people and their computers spend the whole weekend by meeting friends, playing games, surfing on the net, talking on IRC and enjoying the great productions from the demoscene.

Nokia is a sponsor and is getting involved in various ways. Elina Ollila will present on Playtesting mobile games.

There will be some Maemo guys in the party as well. We’ll bring some N810s for people to try out, and some to give away as competition prizes. At least Jaakko, Jakub, Kuisma and myself will show up.

Maemo is hiring. For the Application Framework team we’re looking for skilled developers passionate about two particular technology areas. If you are excited about either, got the skills and are coming to the party let’s meet up.



Artwork by TigerT with Wordle

Categories: Maemo / Nokia 770
Carlos Guerreiro

It’s a Maemo Wordle

2008-07-03 06:25 UTC  by  Carlos Guerreiro

As generated by Wordle from the intro

Categories: Maemo / Nokia 770
Carlos Guerreiro

A new version of the OS 2007 hacked edition for the Nokia 770 is now available for download

The hacker edition is not a end-user ready release. It’s a tool to allow developers to continue working on the 770 moving on to the OS 2007 software platform, bridging the gap between 770 and N800.

This latest version updates the software to the level of the latest feature upgrade release for the N800 to the extent possible. Joni Valtanen is still working on improving it but he has already done a great job covering the basics.

Unfortunately it was not possible for us to provide in the Hacker Edition these new developments coming from third parties:

  • Skype client support
  • Adobe Flash 9 browser plugin

This is due to licensing and hardware constraints.
In the case of the Flash plugin the Hacker Edition is shipping without any version of it.

We’re still using the OS2006 initfs so the kernel and device drivers are the old ones.
There is no support for larger memory cards.

On the up side, all the user space libraries have been updated as well as all the applications, so we expect application portability across N800 OS2007 and the 770 hacker edition as long as code is not compiled specifically for OMAP2.

Here are the main things that are still broken or not available:

  • Internet call has problems
  • Boot process might not work every time
  • Bluetooth keyboard and file storage connectivity

These things have improved since the latest Hacker Edition release:

  • Filemanager can handle files properly
  • Certificates work with browser
  • Working Media player, though still with some bugs
  • SDL sound
  • Correct device information
  • Device locking and starting with or without powersupply

We’re continuing to work on the hacker edition. New releases will follow in the coming days.
These are our current goals:

  • Update to Chinook release
  • Further bug fixes

Over the next days we will populate the bug tracker in the OS 2007 Garage Project with the bugs carried from OS 2006 (many of them now fixed).
Problems with the hacker edition should be reported there.

Categories: Maemo / Nokia 770
Carlos Guerreiro

Maemo in Mugshot

2007-08-02 12:25 UTC  by  Carlos Guerreiro

Yesterday I was playing a bit with Mugshot.
I thought it would be great to have a Maemo group there. Unfortunately I only found that there was indeed a Maemo group after I had already created another one ;-) .
So if you were wondering how come there’s a second empty Maemo group, now you know ;-) . I couldn’t figure out a way to delete it. Maybe it will be garbage collected after some time?

Categories: Maemo / Nokia 770
Carlos Guerreiro

Nokia’s Maemo / Internet Tablet team is hiring in Helsinki.

A couple of positions are open in the Desktop team. We are focused on the development of User Interface and Data Management building blocks and frameworks.
The GNOME Mobile platform and the Hildon Application Framework are the most visible parts of what we work on.

To check out these positions or apply follow the links:

Technical Project Manager - Address Book, Search, Backup,…
Error Manager / Q.A - Lead the way in bug squashing (fixed term August 2007 to April 2008)

Categories: Maemo / Nokia 770