[Meego-tv] IRC Meetings and general progress
slaine at slaine.org
Fri Aug 5 10:41:35 UTC 2011
I was looking on http://wiki.meego.com/MeeGo-Meeting_IRC_Schedule for the date/time of the next MeeGo TV meeting and I don't see anything listed. Are there no regular MeeGo TV meetings or is the Wiki just out out date ? Or are the meetings not open to the public ?
I was hoping to attend the meetings to become more involved in MeeGo TV. This is an area I'm greatly interested in both as an enthusiast and also in how it relates to my work with my employer.
I was also talking on the #meego channel about the current state of MeeGo TV and lack of anything standard out there for me to make a image with mic2. I know that there's a block on the CE4x00 drivers that have held up getting a MeeGo TV reference release out there. But from the outside looking in, this project appears to have no momentum and made little progress other than drawing up some nice requirements for an industrial STB reference OS.
Given the nature of how things tend to work with prior MeeGo reference releases, I'm guessing that there is lots of work going on behind the scenes and theres a potential for a big reveal to happen once it's reached a certain point.
The majority of visible activity out there at the moment is from one or two community enthusiasts, getting XBMC builds done against different commercially available devices. Doing everything in their Community OBS accounts. See recent posts by Martin Brook and Brendan Le Foll and porting MeeGo + XBMC to the Trimslice nVidia Tegra hardware.
I understand that by the very nature of the target audience, media consumption, there are lots of issues regarding licensed codecs etc. However, there are options there for the reference release to only include non-offending codecs, much like the Netbook/Tablet/Handset reference releases do at present.
At the moment, MeeGoTV appears to be more of a CE4x00 adaptation project done behind closed doors rather than an open MeeGo project. I'd like to see that change. I understand the requirements and restrictions on having some things done behind closed doors, but the MeeGo TV project shouldn't suffer. There's room for both a generic MeeGo TV reference and a Sodaville adaptation.
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