SyncEvolution 0.9.2 announcement
SyncEvolution is a command-line tool & daemon that synchronizes personal information management (PIM) data like contacts, calenders, tasks, and memos using the SyncML information synchronization standard. The latest stable version is available for Maemo 5 and is compatible with the built-in calendar, thanks to the work done by Ove Kaaven. SyncEvolution Maemo packages are available via the Maemo extras-devel repository.
Download Assistant preview
daniel wilms has announced that the first preview version of the appdownloader is now available in extras-devel. It currently includes listing applications by category, rating, number of downloads and date, search for applications, get a detailed description, launch the installation-process for an application, and read comments. There are still known issues, so feedback is appreciated.
Catorise sorts your #N900 apps: now in Extras
A number of people aren't happy with the Nokia-supplied applications menu: it has two tiers which don't conform to how a user uses their device. The second application to try to sort this out has now hit Extras at v0.6.0: Catorise puts the applications menu into a series of sections, matching those used in the Application Manager to install it. As packages are installed and removed, the menu is kept up-to-date. Also, v0.7.3 is in Extras-testing with a number of enhancements, bug fixes and speedups.
More iPhone games developers porting their wares to the N900
In an announcement which shows that the N900 has taken off in ways the N810 could only dream of, more iPhone game developers are putting their toe in the Maemo waters. Secret Exit, a small Finnish development studio, is the latest. Jani, a member of the group, said, Currently we're porting two of our games to N900: SPiN and Zen Bound. This seemed like the right forum to announce our intention.
WorldTV99 for N900 under development
WorldTV99 was an N8x0 app which catalogued and provided bookmarks for hundreds of TV stations around the world which make their content available online. Now, anson bun has started work on a Maemo 5 version: We would proudly present to maemo5, WorldTV99 for N900 is now here, at Extra-Devel, early adopters may take a look, hopefully with some 'kind' voting, it will be here soon. The screenshots showing Comedy Central, ABC News, CNN and CBS are pretty impressive! As the software is in Extras-devel, please ensure you do not have the repo enabled for longer than necessary.
Qt-based language translation in -devel
Yet-another-Google Translate front-end has been released, this time in Qt: It supports all Google Translate languages, bi-directional translations, clipboard operations and allows you to send the translated text as an e-mail. As the software is in Extras-devel, please ensure you do not have the repo enabled for longer than necessary.