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Link to this post 03 Jul 10

mfillpot wrote:

Meego seems promising, but based upon what I heard at the presentations the apps store layout they are planning on may be the downfall.

Downfall? On an rpm based system? If the apps store is not good... well, community to the rescue! I've seen it happen on the Maemo platform ;)

Regards

Link to this post 03 Jul 10

Based upon what they stated during the presentations at the collab summit the apps store will not be centralized, each cell network provider will be responsible for hosting their own apps store, if that does happen it will be too much work for for app developers and they will just avoid development.

Link to this post 05 Jul 10

mfillpot wrote:

Based upon what they stated during the presentations at the collab summit the apps store will not be centralized, each cell network provider will be responsible for hosting their own apps store, if that does happen it will be too much work for for app developers and they will just avoid development.

Yea that doesn't sound like a great plan of action if you want to make your OS widely available.

Link to this post 05 Jul 10

My issue isn't with the availability, it will be pushed widely by Nokia. The issue is with the app availability, consumers will not be very inclined to purchase a system which has apps varied by cell phone providers. The success of apple and android is based upon the app catalogs, fragmenting the catalogs will only make it harder for the consumers to find what they want.

Link to this post 05 Jul 10

mfillpot wrote:

I loved the question at the summit about kernel contributions from Android. In light of that pressure Chris DiBona pledged to hire two coders to assist in pushing android based kernel revisions back into the mainstream as per http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/dibona-google-will-hire-two-android-coders-to-work-with-kernelorg/6274.

Rubberman, hopefully if we both go again next year we can meet up for some discussions. ;)

I hope so. Did we maybe meet this year? Lots of great conversations and head-banging! :-)

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woboyle wrote:

I hope so. Did we maybe meet this year? Lots of great conversations and head-banging! :-)[/quote]

I don't think we met, I spent most of my time with the nokia/meego developers, MasonM (the linux.com ultimate guru) and hanging out in front with the smokers. I definitely did not socialize as much as I should have, and I also learn that next time I go I should bring business cards.

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