Forum Nokia Developer Conference, 2nd March, Sydney Australia
For developers in Australia, Nokia is holding no-charge event on 2nd March in Sydney: Forum Nokia Developer Conference 2010 is a free event for developers and content providers to learn about the latest business opportunities and tools for creating and distributing mobile applications. [...] Attendees will learn about the latest developments from Nokia including the Ovi Store, Maemo, Symbian^3, Web Run-Time and much more. Additionally, many of Nokia’s latest mobile devices and services will be on show including its first Linux handset, N900. Registration is open now.
Akademy KDE/Qt conference call for papers
The Akademy 2010 organizers would like to invite our community to the event: Akademy will take place in Tampere, Finland, from July 3rd to 10th. We would like to invite the Maemo community not only to attend the event but also to participate. Akademy is the leading KDE community event, and since KDE and Maemo 6 will share a common base on the Qt toolkit, this could be an interesting conference to participate in. Deadline for submissions is Friday, 23 April 2010.
Debian Etch rebuilt for Maemo
Jeff Moe, a new but engaged member of the community, has rebuilt Debian 4.0 ("etch") for Maemo 5 with the Maemo 5 SDK and sdbmock. 10,220 Source packages processed. 6,451 .debs produced. They were compiled against the current maemos-extras repository. They have no dependencies other than that. In other words, no package within the rebuild depends on anything else in the rebuild. Although only a first pass, and with much work (and discussion about how best to deploy them) to do, this is still a promising effort to bring large amounts of software to Maemo. GUI applications are likely to be fairly useless, as they won't fit within the style guides of the platform and will have tiny controls and wasted screen space. However, large numbers of libraries and command line apps will also be included.
PyGtkEditor: On-device syntax-highlighting editor designed for Maemo
Benoît HERVIER has released a new version of his popular editor for Maemo, PyGTKEdtior. It is now up to version v3.0.10 and is available in Extras. PyGTKEditor is a source code editor specially designed for devices running Maemo.
Windows: Python & Qt for Maemo development in half an hour
mike choy has published a getting started guide for Python & Qt development on Windows. Taking you through the install of his preferred IDE, Python and the Qt Designer UI tool it aims to get you up and running in 30 mins. This is guide for noobs who would like to get started in Qt development using Python on Windows XP.
Elena Reshetova interviewed before FOSDEM about Maemo 6 security
Elena Reshetova, the public face of Maemo 6's (in)famous security system, followed on from her introductory talk at the Maemo Summit in October with a presentation at FOSDEM this weekend. More details from FOSDEM will hopefully emerge, but before the conference she gave an interview with fosdem.org. The main goal of the talk is to explain the basics of our platform security framework to people who are familiar with UNIX-like operating systems, and hopefully get feedback from them. We consider it to be very important to talk about our platform security framework, because we believe that it is the best way to improve it. That's why we would be glad to hear about suggestions or contributions. In your editor's opinion, the technical approach outlined in October seemed well architected; but details about how the business will use the technology has yet to be fully explored.