QML-based MeeGo dialer
Tom Swindell has announced his new QML-based dialer for MeeGo to replace the (obsolete) MeeGo Touch Framework-based dialer from the reference UX. I've been working over the past few months, when I could, on replacing the current MeeGo Touch Framework based user interface of the reference dialer application with a QML based user experience. I've hit a good state to start publishing my work and have published and will continue to update a QML branch of the reference dialer on gitorious.org If you'd like to dig in, the source repository is available in the email.
Oculo - dynamic web content on N900 home screen
Alberto Mardegan has announced Oculo, which allows subsets of web pages to be embedded on your Maemo 5 desktop: Latest news, sport results, stock market quotes, currency conversions, web comics, picture of the day... The internet is filled with dynamic content that you might want to bring into your phone homescreen, but often you don't have a widget that supports the site you are interested in. But now, cry no more! Oculo is a homescreen widget for the Nokia N900 which can take any web site and render its contents into your homescreen. Not only it can render a complete web-page, you can also choose which specific parts of a web page you are interested in!
The application is currently in Extras-testing, but seems to have issues with the Qt in the latest version of the Community SSU. If you are testing the CSSU, you may have issues - however this should not be used to mark down Oculo, as it is CSSU which is introducing the issue.