In this edition...

  1. Front Page
    • Jolla to unveil Mer-based Sailfish OS and developer story next month
    • Jolla brands Mer-based MeeGo offshoot ecosystem as "Sailfish"
  2. Development
    • Updated FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) for Maemo 5
  3. Community
    • Logs from latest Maemo Community Council meeting

Front Page

Jolla to unveil Mer-based Sailfish OS and developer story next month

Via: @jaffa2

Editor: Ryan Abel

Last week Jolla announced it will be unveiling its new Sailfish OS, Jolla UI, and SDK at the Slush startup conceference in Helsinki November 21st and 22nd: The startup, which is comprised of many former Nokia employees, said it will also discuss the Jolla SDK and app ecosystem with developers. 'Device information, ID and expected availability' will be announced before Christmas, it added. 'I’m thrilled to finally be able to show the user interface we have been working on, and it will be exciting to open the developer story with SDK and applications to the public,' said Jussi Hurmola, CEO of Jolla, in a statement.

The reveal of the platform and developer story will be the first major non-business announcement from Jolla, and will give developers a more meaningful picture of what the application story will look like for the platform. The reveal of the Jolla-specific UI differentiation will be our first look at what Jolla's "all new" UI will look like. The release of the SDK will hopefully drum up some excitement for the platform, and it will be interesting to see what sort of information the community manages to dig out about the hardware platform (an endeavor the Maemo community is very familiar with).

Jolla brands Mer-based MeeGo offshoot ecosystem as "Sailfish"

Via: @jaffa2

Editor: Ryan Abel

Last week, Jolla announced the formation of a strategic platform alliance around the newly-branded Mer-based Sailfish platform: Finnish smartphone start-up Jolla will build a new mobile alliance which will license the MeeGo-based mobile operating system to other device manufacturers and service developers beginning spring 2013, according to Jolla CEO Jussi Hurmola. According to Hurmola, Jolla is currently building up a new 200 million euro mobile alliance based in Hong Kong, China. In the core of the alliance is the MeeGo based mobile operating system which Jolla calls "Sailfish". No partners have been announced, and the €200 million isn't a particularly large number, but it will be exciting to see what sort of interest it manages to generate.