Dummy and USB network modules for icd2 open sourced
Patrik Flykt has announced that both the dummy network and USB modules for icd2 (the Internet Connectivity Daemon 2, Nokia's proprietary networking daemon) have been made available on Gitorious. The dummy network module for icd2 has been open sourced. [...] Nowadays there also exists an USB network module for icd2. If the interface 'usb0' can be found, the USB network shows up as a selectable connection in the connection dialog. The code is available on maemo.gitorious.org, these plugins should make USB networking simpler and provide a nice way to select additional unsupported network interfaces through the icd2 UI.
Bug tracker requirements for Extras packages: discussion about valid entries and requiredness
Valério Valério is pushing discussion to help clarify some points of the Extras QA process (particularly requirements for the bug tracker field), since many maintainers are facing confusion about what is acceptable. Since some developers aren't taking seriously the QA rules and there's a lot of room for different interpretations in some cases, like the validity of the bugtracker fields, the Testing Squad decided to write some additional rules to clarify dubious situations. The current revisions are available on the wiki. Discussion and input are welcome.
Qt Creator 2.0 alpha includes Maemo support
Daniel Teske has announced the alpha release of Qt Creator 2.0. Qt Creator is Nokia's strategic IDE available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux for Qt development across multiple platforms (including Windows, Symbian and Maemo). The latest version leverages the work pioneered with MADDE and provides out-of-the-box support for compiling for Maemo and remote debugging: Just over a year ago we released Qt Creator 1.0 Today we are releasing the alpha for Qt Creator 2.0. And the 2.0 release is shaping up really nicely. I'm feeling as excited about the 2.0 release as for the 1.0. We have something awesome and hopefully I can convince you to try the alpha and see for yourself! Qt is the strategic toolkit for MeeGo, so these exciting tools will only grow over time.
$50,000 prize for "best" application in Nokia's "Calling All Innovators" contest
Nokia has launched the 2010 Calling All Innovators contest, which seeks to highlight the "best" applications on Nokia's mobile platforms. For the third year in a row, Nokia's Calling All Innovators contest is all about inspiring creativity and developing change.
Inspiring creativity in the projects submitted by developers working on mobile applications and content for use on Nokia's latest devices.
Developing change in the ways we continue to think about how we use our mobile devices today, and how we may be using them in the future. Previous years' winners include applications like Pixelpipe and Florin Finance Tracker. Submissions will be accepted until 18 May 2010.
ExtUnDelete: recover deleted files
Brian McKenzie has fully ported "extundelete" to Maemo; a tool to recover deleted files from ext file systems: Extundelete works by reading inode tables on a journalized filesystem (ext3 or ext4) to help in recovering deleted files/directories. It's currently under development and, as with all tools which manipulate the lowest levels of your filesystem, care should be taken in its use.