Peregrine is VoIP/video/IM chat for Qt & MeeGo
basysKom have announced a new, open-source, Qt project which seems to deliver the same capability as some of the closed Nokia applications on Maemo: integrated VoIP/phone and IM communication. The new project, Peregrine, reuses the Telepathy framework (already used on Maemo and desktop IM clients like Empathy) and is hosted on gitorious: We at basysKom decided to develop a Messenger that provides telephony and instant messaging unified in one solution. We want to create a new fully integrated and lightweight solution, that works cross-platform and also
Radio RDS driver & decoder for N900
It's been known since the early days of the first Fremantle code drop that the FM receiver in the N900 was capable of receiving RDS information from FM broadcasts. Unfortunately knowing you can and actually being able to access and decode them are two different things. Nils Faerber has now released a driver and userspace decoder which allows you to receive and decode RDS information. I would like to announce a little patch and binary module that is rotting on my harddisk for some time now... First thing I did when I got my N900 was to hack the radio-bcm2048 driver to output proper RDS data to /dev/radio1 so that one can write proper userspace decoders - which is what I started next ;) More work will be required to make it end-user friendly, but the enterprising hackers and application developers out there may want to take a look.