Saturday, March 19, 2011

maemo 6 device coming? (N950)

So it might be clear to some but not to everyone, but before Nokia’s MeeGo device is actually released, a Harmattan device (aka Maemo 6) may be released first which will be compatible with MeeGo 1.2.

From meego session in San Fransisco:

Session Summary: 
Nokia is working on the release of a product this year, expected to raise the interest of the MeeGo community. It comes with an OS codenamed Harmattan that is API compatible with MeeGo 1.2. Let's have a look at the peculiarities of Harmattan, and how to overcome them for the benefit of the MeeGo community. There have been discussions on whether community apps packaged for Harmattan should be available at the Apps catalog, or whether Harmattan should have an own product in as a 3rd party open source project. This session is a good chance to explain the discussions and conclusions (if any at that point) around these topics.
Session Abstract: 
The relationship between Harmattan and the MeeGo project is expected to be clarified before the MeeGo Conference. No matter what this session will be useful to get a clear idea about frequently asked questions like:
  • What will be the official name of Harmattan in Nokia products?
  • Why Harmattan is not exactly MeeGo and what are the differences?
  • Why MeeGo developers and contributors should care about Harmattan?
  • What are the opportunities & challenges of hosting Harmattan related open source activities in the MeeGo infrastructure?
  • Where should Harmattan bugs be filed?
  • Where should Harmattan community apps be published?
  • Are Harmattan specific discussions on-topic in
More questions are welcome. The idea is to explain the current status of these discussions. If there are items open at the time of the conference this session might be useful to nail down the main points. Eventually a BoF could emerge from it if needed.
This session is targeting a generic community audience and development skills are not required. We will not attempt to go into technical details about the SDK, packaging, etc, since we assume that other sessions will cover this. Our main focus will be the impact of Harmattan in the MeeGo community processes and infrastructure.

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