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Joining Canonical

Filed under: Canonical,News,personal,ubuntu — Tags: — Antti Kaijanmäki @ 12:02

As of today I’m Software Engineer at Canonical.

wheeee… 8)


MeeGo Architecture – Removing Components From 1.2

Filed under: MeeGo — Tags: , — Antti Kaijanmäki @ 11:30

The following component will most probably be removed from MeeGo 1.2 compliance specification and architecture diagrams

Arjan van de Ven explains:

Recently we have been evaluating these features and feel that these  technologies, as integrated into MeeGo, haven’t reached the maturity that we want to commit them into MeeGo 1.2 core.

As a result we are proposing to, for MeeGo 1.2, not include these  components in the official architecture diagram or the compliance spec since either means a compatibility commitment going forward as well as a requirement for everyone who makes products with the MeeGo brand to include these components. As these things mature going forward, we hope that for MeeGo 1.3 we can put a much more mature policy layer as part of the core architecture and compliance set.

He also notes that the components are not removed, but as the result of removing them from the compliance specification not all MeeGo 1.2 products have to include them.

On follow-up Jussi Liukkonen points out:

I would consider this a prudent approach. APIs we cannot comfortably commit to, we should not commit to. And these APIs have not settled yet.

However, the functionalities these components implement are quite important for actual products. I expect we’ll see a number of 1.2 based products, more or less relying on these implementations.

These components are mostly driven by Nokia. This move just might be a test for Nokia to see if they are truly engaged to MeeGo in the future. If Nokia does the necessary work to keep them for 1.3 and truly shows the motivation and engagement then the components will be available in the future, too.

On the other hand if Nokia drops the ball completely and stops maintaining these components I’m not sure if Intel is willing to drag them along alone. By removing these components from compliance specification Intel can drop them in the future if no one is left to maintain and develop them further.


Way Forward

Filed under: MeeGo,News,Nomovok — Tags: , — Antti Kaijanmäki @ 23:29

As you know on Friday February 11th Nokia announced a new strategy. This strategy was a complete turnover of previous long term goals and commitments of Nokia and it had a devastating short term effect immediately through out the Nokia subcontractor network in Symbian and MeeGo front.

Nomovok’s strategy and direction however does not change. We continue to commit our selves on MeeGo and that direction seems very strong in long term.

Unfortunately at this moment our situation is pretty hard. To be honest the past few weeks have been filled with uncertainty and confusion. We are actively searching for new ventures and we believe strongly in the potential of MeeGo.

I am certain though real talent always has demand and talent we sure have :)


Qt 4.7.2 is out

Filed under: FLOSS,News,Qt — Tags: , — Antti Kaijanmäki @ 13:20

This message just hit the qt-interest mailing list:

Qt 4.7.2 has now been released. This is a maintenance release which contains bug-fixes based on feedback and contributions since the Qt 4.7.1 release back in November. It also marks the official release of Qt Quick.

See the full announcement for more details.


Ryzom MMORPG for GNU/Linux

Filed under: FLOSS,Games — Antti Kaijanmäki @ 13:20

Ryzom is an MMORPG which was opensourced few months ago. Now the game has an official Linux client. The porting work has mostly been done by volunteers from GNU/Linux community and now Winch Gate Properties embraces the new community with a competition around the official release of Ryzom Linux client. There’s free registration for 21 day trial, which is plenty to complete the competition, and the monthly fees aren’t that bad if you want to continue with the official servers after the trial.

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