Calling all developers:
No pre-registration is necessary. The participants will send their ideas by e-mail to by deadline with the heading COMPETITION, which will be considered as participation. For a valid participation it is enough to submit an idea that is viable for Nokia 770. If a participant has made a working demo it will be considered positively in selection of the winner.
Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri released new versions of Maemo Eagle and Maemo Task Manager.
Maemo Task Manager allows Nokia 770 users to monitor processes and kill them. According to the author, Task Manager was created to show how easy is to develop an application using Python and Eagle: GUI code, with all bells and whistles, is just 225 lines/
Maemo Mapper for Nokia 770 is released. From the author’s site:
After a brief foray into the world of GPSDrive, I decided that it was far too useful for my needs. That is to say that it included much functionality for which I had no use or desire, and the result was a quite large program that ran quite slowly on the Nokia 770. Yeah, okay, some people want kismet integration, but I don’t, and since I don’t think kismet yet works on the Nokia 770, it’d be nice not to have to carry that overhead in memory all the time.
At first, I thought I could modify GPSDrive to suit my needs - cutting out things that I felt were unnecessary. When it came down to it, though, that was almost everything, and my specific map requirements (which were largely incompatible with GPSDrive) led me to decide to start from scratch.
The result is Maemo Mapper.
Head out to Projekttit (whatever that means) to download a 770 video encoding script for your Linux box:
Encode770 is a shell script for encoding videos for Nokia 770. The idea of the script is to add it to your file manager’s (Nautilus, Konqueror, etc) menu so that it can be invoked for video files. The script makes a new video ending with _770.avi in the same directory. It opens a xterm window where it runs the encoding process. This makes it easy to encode wanted files with your favourite file manager.
That’s the story that’s described over on herraiz blog, and a port would improve the speed and responsiveness of the GUI, supposedly:
As the GNU/Linux version of wxWidgets is developed with GTK, it seems that the applications are very well integrated. For example, they are responsing to maximize to full screen events (with the hardware button). There are still some minor issues, as the menu bar, which is a window placed over the main window. Instead, it should use the Hildon functions for menu bars. Also the virtual keyboard annonyingly appears each time you click in the bottom part of the screen. I don’t know yet why.