RadioTimeToGo: Internet radio directory and playback
Frank Banul has put together a front-end to RadioTime, a database of web-based radio broadcasts: Seeing the need, I present you with a very minimalistic but capable interface to RadioTime. I'm using kmplayer to play the stations since it's so capable of so many formats. The lightweight interface and kmplayer format compatiblity open up tens of thousands of radio stations for your N900. RadioTimeToGo is currently available in Extras-devel, so the usual boilerplate applies.
Bluetooth/USB mouse support on N900
One of the big changes with Fremantle compared to prior Maemo releases was the move to Xorg for the X server (from Matchbox). This change brought with it much simpler mouse support (as it didn't need to be hacked into Matchbox any longer). Ivaylo Dimitrov has finally put together a package to provide simple mouse support for Fremantle.
Support for both USB and Bluetooth HID mice is provided, interested testers should note that the package is in Extras-devel, and as it messes with system drivers, should take extra care if they decide to install and use it.
First beta of PySide (Python for Qt) released, with Qt Quick support
Luciano Wolf has announced that the open source Python bindings for Qt, PySide, have had a new beta release: The PySide team is proud to announce the first beta release of PySide: Python for Qt. Also, new versions of the PySide toolchain components (API Extractor, Generator Runner, and Shiboken) have been released. [...] In addition to fixing bugs, we have also reviewed our Qt Quick support, and as of now, it is perfectly feasible to do QML user interfaces for Python software. The only thing missing is the ability to register QML types from Python; we hope to have this issue resolved soon. There are also a number of interesting links in the comments, including - from the erstwhile Thomas Perl - to a series of tutorials on using PySide he's written on the Forum Nokia wiki.
RectBlock - Web Runtime-based game
Although it looks similar to Bejeweled-style games, Juuso Kosonen's new game - RectBlock - is somewhat different: This isn’t a re-make from older game, or I haven’t never seen game like this anyway. Have you? In this game you should create rectangle shapes with four (4) corner blocks. The "wgt" file should get automatically installed by Maemo when downloaded.