Developers of Qt apps have just today left to register for a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
Editor: Andrew Flegg
As RIM's QNX & Qt-based BlackBerry 10 approaches launch (scheduled for 30th January), developers have only today left to register their intent to port a Qt app, which may net them a "Dev Alpha" device, as well as get the Qt project a gift: Qualified Qt developers who complete the registration form may be eligible to receive a BlackBerry® 10 Dev Alpha device under the BlackBerry Qt Porting Program [...] RIM will make a one-time donation of $10,000 USD to the Qt Project Hosting Foundation if 50 eligible Qt apps are ported to BlackBerry 10 by the Qt Community.
The window to register closes at 11:59:59 pm ET on 7th January/5am GMT on 8th January.
Fremantle Community SSU needs Gtk+ developers
Editor: Ryan Abel
The Community SSU team is seeking Gtk+ developers to assist with fixing bugs and adding features to open-sourced Fremantle components: We (the CSSU team) have more and more GTK+ based applications in the repository, and by far not enough manpower to work on all of them. With the latest steps towards replacing closed components the amount of those applications increased again. Things like the virtual keyboard could need some love in order to finally enter CSSU. We are happy about every bit of help (Gtk or not) and can be found on IRC (#maemo-ssu on chat.freenode.net).
Problems with vcs.maemo.org SSL certificate affects developers using Garage's version control
Editor: Ryan Abel
Another minor hump in the maemo.org migration road: You probably know that the SSL setup on vcs.maemo.org is broken. The certificate and the private key file do not match. The certificate will anyway expire on the 3rd of Jan, 2013. Hope that the Hildon Foundation can request a new one, as soon as the domain ownership is transferred.
The issue is still stalled at Nokia's end. Hopefully some movement will occur as post-holiday catch-up is caught-up.
Former Harmattan engineers looking at helping with Jolla & Mer
Philip Van Hoof has encouraged his fellow former Nokia colleagues to look at ways they can provide their expertise to Mer and Jolla: Hey former Harmattan peeps. How about we do a little bit of this Jolla stuff after our hours and see where it goes? [...] Maybe we can discuss how we can revive some of our Harmattan projects? Personally, I’m thinking about reducing the role of Tracker’s FS miner in Jolla by first refactoring libtracker-extract and adapting buteo to call for metadata extraction instead of letting miner-fs pick the newly added files up A subsequent post then provides his thoughts on ways of improving Tracker with Media Transfer Protocol - a USB standard which allows a PC and the device to both see the same filesystem as the same time.