QUOTE(ernestus @ Jan 25 2007, 06:48 PM)
QUOTE(ofels @ Jan 25 2007, 05:21 PM)
QUOTE(ernestus @ Jan 25 2007, 05:42 PM)
I hope there is a proper PDA profile soon.
Alternatively one coul dthink about helping the Opie I guys porting it to Qt4 which would have the same effect with a proper "PDA profile".
Don't know really. I am talking about the Opie II SVN tree, this is what they have. I couldn't find anywhere they were going to port the old environment forward, I would like to know their plans... any opie developer here?
I have been contributing to and being part of the Opie project since its beginning, though I have quit a while ago.
The OpieII tree has nothing to do with Opie I except its name and its origin.
But it's my humble opinion that is better to synergy with Trolltech (as KDE does) instead of fork from it far away. And even you have to think there is not as many Opie developers as KDE has. Qtopia phones can benefit from Opie apps and Opie PDAs could benefit phones apps as well, all people happy and dancing.
The reason why Opie(I) had been forked once was because it was not possible to get community control over Qtopia. TrollTech owns it and any improvements one would like to see to be done must make ther way through the the TT processes. There is nothing wrong with that except that part of this process is that TT is the the only one who decides what is an improvement worth including or not and that due to the dual licensing scheme the developer of the code in question gives up all his rights on his intellectual property and transfers them to TT.
There had been several dicussions and meeting with the TT management and developers but none of those solved this issue.
An issue which remains even with Opie II.
For a developer this is disappointing because the chances that his work is rejected by TT is high.
TT is a company with profit in mind so the rules are sometimes contradictory to the
pure open source approach.
Maybe Trolltech has a PDA profile/interface in their pipeline, do they, Lorne?
Personally I doubt this. To have a PDA profile in the pipeline TT needs a potential customer for a Linux PDA. I have not seen arising such one lately, instead the phone/smart phone market is increased a lot.
What are requestin is something to keep your Z alive but this is propably not on the official TT whish list.