Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Long time no post

It's been quite a long time with not even a update in my blog. Shame on me!!! Since last December, lots of things happened and if I tried to tell everything, you would be surely bored to death. So here goes some highlights of the last 3 1/2 months:

  • Canola2

    We're now on the version 7 of the beta series and we're working really hard to release the final version, which should come really soon. Besides the name "beta" it is pretty much stable and in each new version released it becomes better and better. Many thanks to the users who provided useful feedback (specially on ITT forums) and to Marcelo, who is being patient enough to provide the answers to almost all users questions.

    I have been maintaining the packages for both Canola2 and the Maemo port of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries for each and every one of the Nokia Internet Tabled devices and ITOS releases, not including ITOS2005 here. It has been a very time consuming task and I have not been able to code much since then.

    We've opened the gates for 3rd part plugins releasing the youtube plugin for Canola2. It's only in its very first version and users seems to like it a lot. The source code is availabe under the GPLv3 and can be used as base for development on new plugins. The next one in the line is the last.fm plugin.

    New themes were released and the source code for them are going to be released as well.

  • Toys

    Found a 1GB iPod shuffle *inside* an ice cream. Literally.

    Sold my old car, a Fiat Palio (1998 year) and bough a Peugeot 307 (2002 year), previously owned by Renato Filho. All I can say is it was a great acquisition. I'm very happy with it. By the way, Renato bought a newer Fiat Palio (2004 year) but I'm not pretty sure if Renato can tell the same though. :)

    Got a Nokia N95 phone and gave my N73 to my girlfirend. Another huge improvement here. How could I live until now with a phone without WiFi and GPS integrated?

    Bought my Nokia N810 with the discount code I got back in November. Many thanks to Hallyson and Tapani who brought me the device from Finland straight to Brazil.

  • Bossa Conference '08

    It was a really great conference this year. If last year was good, this one was even better! We had some high level talks and lots of free time to meet and talk to the guys about problems of using new technologies in mobile devices and possible solutions for them. I really enjoyed Clutter, Webkit and PulseAudio talks among others. Congratulations to the organization crew who worked hard to make it happen.

    I took some pictures with my N95 and uploaded them to my flickr account. The photos are basically from the after hours parties and can be seen on this set.

  • Google Summer of Code 2008

    I'm willing to help the BlueZ and Enlightenment guys by mentoring projects in this edition of GSoC. More details on this subject later.


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