Maemo/MeeGo User Experience Framework
After a few months in development, Texrat - a current member of the Maemo Community Council, and a candidate in the current election - has posted the latest draft of his Maemo (and now MeeGo) "user experience framework". An architecture for providing joined up experiences from application acquisition through to bug and enhancement feedback, his rationale is that currently, bug reporting is difficult for end-users, testing is too ad hoc (specific) and ratings systems are not fully utilized. Support for donation-ware and gaming achievements is totally missing. Comments from both a MeeGo and Maemo perspective are welcome.
First MeeGo Technical Steering Group meeting minutes
The minutes from the first MeeGo TSG meeting are now available thanks to help from thorbo's IRC meetbot. The minutes outline the meeting topics, general info, agreed points, while also providing a complete raw log.
Proposal for a MeeGo Community Council
The first MeeGo Technical Steering Group meeting enacted the Community Working Group; headed up by qgil and Intel's Dawn Foster. dneary then proposed elected representation in the CWG: The proposal I've made is that there be a part of the community workgroup which be elected annually by direct vote by a to-be-defined MeeGo community, and another part (a majority) nominated on merit by the TSG. This will ensure all constituencies of Meego are represented on the Community Working Group, without going the whole hog & having a 100% elected body (with the continuity issues which inevitably arise). Discussions continued around whether the Community Working Group was the right place to inject that representation, or even whether there should be any elected component; with "official" positions only gained by merit. No consensus yet seems to have been reached, so it seems unlikely that the proposal will go before the TSG at this week's meeting.
Google Summer of Code students wanted for Maemo and MeeGo projects
VDVsx has, after the acceptance of maemo.org as a GSoC organisation, requested that students with ideas post them and apply for the $5,000 (plus goodies) available to them: We already have a good pool of ideas, but new ideas are more than welcome, especially in the following areas: location based apps; context aware apps; social apps clients; mobile/embedded apps in general that can benefit a wide range of platforms (Maemo, MeeGo, etc).Following the merger of Moblin and Maemo, we'll also accept ideas for new MeeGo project. Applications can be made until April 9th.
Jeremiah Foster leaving debmaster position in June
jeremiah, the maemo.org debmaster, is leaving the position in June. As an aside during a discussion about automated checks on the repo, he says, I am leaving the debmaster position in June and hope to have more time to do more maemian work. Hopefully this means he will continue to be involved in both the Maemo and MeeGo communities. We wish him well with his future endeavours.