[MeeGo-dev] Twitter client for Maemo in Qt + Python: call for developers and UI designers
a.grandi at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 10:06:33 CST 2010
just few words to introduce myself (since I'm posting to MeeGo
development list too).
My name's Andrea Grandi, I'm italian and I'm a Maemo
user/lover/contributor since the Nokia 770.
I love Python as development language and few months ago I also gave
some contributions to the PyMaemo project.
In these days I had the idea to start writing a Twitter client for
Maemo with a precise direction in my mind. I'll try to explain all my
First of all I've to thank the author of Mauku client. I use it since
its first version and I'm quite happy with it. Then, why do I want to
write another one?
1) Maemo (MeeGo) is moving to Qt and for this reason I'm going to use
Qt, while Mauku uses Gtk.
2) I'm learning Qt and what is better than writing a complete (but not
too complex) application to learn better?
3) Mauku is not free as lot of people could think. Reading the source
codeyou find this "You are NOT allowed to modify or redistribute the
source code.", while I want to write a client and release it under
GPL2 or GPL3 license.
4) Mauku is not updated since some months and we have no news about it.
5) I love Python and I like to write free software in this language
6) I want to give to Maemo a stronger contribute.
Now my request for help.
Before lot of people start writing their own client resulting in 4-5
twitter clients for Maemo, why don't we join our strength and work to
a common project?
I'm not a Python expert nor a Qt one, but I've some experience as
project/team leader and since this is not a complex project, I would
be glad to lead it.
So, I'm looking for Python developers, Qt developers, UI designers and
whoever want to contribute to this project.
I still have to find a good name and logo for this application.
Who want to help me?
email: a.grandi [AT] gmail [DOT] com
PGP Key: http://www.andreagrandi.it/pgp_key.asc
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