[MeeGo-dev] MeeGo as a vehicle for Qt-based products?
luis.araujo at collabora.co.uk
Fri Sep 30 06:07:57 UTC 2011
On 09/29/2011 09:33 AM, Robin Burchell wrote:
> So Intel has upped and gone Tizen. What I wonder is: does this have to
> actually spell the end of MeeGo?
MeeGo has been intended as an open source project since the very
beginning, and that means: let's keep the ball rolling.
> In the past few days, we have seen that there is definitely a
> community of individuals wanting to continue building products using
> Qt (or simply writing apps using Qt on mobile), and MeeGo Core was a
> good vehicle to enable making that happen. I wonder what the wider
> community thinks about continuing work on MeeGo, if necessary, without
> Intel - perhaps theoretically aligning with Tizen to minimise workload
> (& share apps) if possible.
I think the community is really interested on continuing this work, and
as we most of all clearly know, MeeGo being an open source platform,
then why not? ... this shouldn't stop _anyone_ interested on MeeGo to
continue its development, deployment or even evangelization ;)
In this thread, we have already seen how some users have pointed out
interest for that to happen, and also the interest that certain
companies and even external projects have towards MeeGo, so my opinion
is just welcome all that support and invitations, and let the symbiosis
About Tizen, well, I guess we need to wait until they release further
information about it (according to its website front page, within the
upcoming weeks), and that way we can know better how MeeGo could
cooperate and benefit from Tizen, we then would define the kind of
symbiosis we want with such a project..... they also "promise" an easy
transition for MeeGo developers and users, so this is a very good sign,
if it is like it sounds , I think both projects could really gain a lot.
> Obviously, we'd probably need to rethink some things like project
> governance, infrastructure, etc - but provided these can be solved,
> what do you all think? Can it be business as usual?
Of course, the current situation does change the scenario, we would need
to re-think many things now, but hey, this isn't necessarily a bad
thing, this could even be a great and good thing to do, in my opinion,
this is the time to discuss more openly the road the community wants
MeeGo to take .... this might also be the perfect time to address any
issue we have wanted to change or improve for some time ...... This is
the Time .... :)
One thing I really would like to see it is some kind of announcement
about the current project in the general technical level, .... code,
packages, OBS, infra, docs, translations, wiki pages .... what will
happen with all this?, for how long the infra machines will be
available?, how about OBS access to Core repos?, Do we still need it or
we can do fine mirroring everything in a community server and working
from there?, what about the web pages? ... and so on and so on ....... ,
MeeGo lifespan has been small, compared with other open source community
projects, but in my opinion its contribution has been really big for the
community itself in many aspects, and we should try to include all we
can during this transition (if possible, and as long as someone is
interested to do that work).
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