Apr 11

This year the Maemo Community received 84 GSoC students applications (plus 7 ineligible), almost the double of last year. Thanks to all the students that applied for us and to everybody that helped on the GSoC initiative.

Now is time to review the proposals :)

Mar 28

The Maemo community is looking for talented students to join us in Google Summer of Code 2010.

We already have a good pool of ideas, but new ideas are more than welcome, especially in the following areas:

* Location based apps;
* Context aware apps;
* Social apps clients;
* Mobile/embedded apps in general that can benefit a wide range of platforms (Maemo, MeeGo, etc…).

Following the merger of Moblin and Maemo, we’ll also accept ideas for new MeeGo project.

This year the students will received $5000 + gifts for each successful project, the application period will start tomorrow(March 29) and will end on April 9.

More informations about Maemo @ GSoC can be found here.

Follow the discussion here.

Feb 18

After a successful participation in Google Summer of Code ’09, the Maemo Community intend to apply this year again, in order to have a strong proposal we need everybody’s help. We are currently looking for project ideas, mentors and backup mentors.

Do have a killer idea for a Maemo application ? Add it here: http://wiki.maemo.org/GSoC_2010/Project_ideas

If you want to help as a mentor or co-mentor, read this instructions: http://wiki.maemo.org/GSoC_2010/Mentors

For this year, we intend to concentrate the students effort around end-user applications, but improvements to other projects under the Maemo umbrella are also acceptable and welcome.

Follow the discussion here: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=535538

Aug 25

GSoC is already over, and the Maemo Community had a very successful participation this year, all students successfully completed the program, some with more difficulties than others, but in general, I’m very happy with the final results.

I hope that all who had involved in our organization have had a very pleasant time and a great learning experience. Let’s hope that we can run similar programs inside our community more times in the future, with the knowledge acquired, the benefits for the community will be even bigger, for sure :) .

I would like to thank some individuals and some company’s which had an important role in our GSoC participation:

Our mentors: Eduard Bartosh(ed_), Eduardo Lima(etrunko), Florian Boor(florian), Gary Birkett(lcuk), Gustavo Chaves(glima), Luis Felipe Strano Moraes(lfelipe), Rafael Antognolli(antognolli), Thomas Perl(thp), Ulisses Furquim Freire da Silva(Ryback_) and all the others that don’t had an student assigned.

Our Students:
Amit Sethi(amit_usual), Andrei Mirestean(andrei1089), Andrey Popelo(apopelo), Feng Gao(derkaiser), Kasun Herath(kasun), Kirtika Ruchandani(rkirti), Lauri Võsandi(v6sa), Max Usachev(plastun), Thiago Borges Abdnur(bolaum) and Zachary Habersang(z4chh).

Our Community: Everybody that proposed project ideas and helped our students, especially the Mer guys (I’m looking at you Stskeeps et al 😉 ).

Nokia: For sponsoring the trip & accommodation of the students and mentors that attended the Mozilla Maemo Danish Weekend held in Copenhagen, especially Quim Gil for the help given during the program.

Texas Instruments:
For the Beagleboard kindly offered to Kirtika, was a great help for her project.

Google:
For running this successfully program, especially the GSoC team(Leslie, Ellen et al) and the Melange team.

Here’s some screenshots of our students work, more screenshots can be found in lfelipe’s blog.

Shop-mate

Moncells

Maemo OE

Mnemosyne

Apr 20

Google announced today the accepted students for the Google Summer of Code 09, the maemo community will host 10 projects this year.
We received more than 40 students proposals, around half of the students proposed features/advances for Canola, seems that the ‘open sourcing’ of the project attracted much attention.

Some of my favorite projects weren’t selected, but I’m happy with the one’s selected by the democratic vote of the maemo mentors 😀

Here is the list:

Barcode scanner and Shopping Assistant.
Bittorrent plugin for Canola.
IM Client For Canola Using Python-purple.
Integrating Maemo in Open Embedded(OE) – Creating a ‘maemo image’ in OE for the N800/N810.
Liqbase Framework Development and Application Implementation.
Mnemosyne for Maemo.
Picasa plugin for Canola.
Remember The Milk plugin for Canola.
Semantic-Based Context-aware Personalized News reader System for Maemo.
Twitter application and Twitpic support for Canola.

Some of the project titles may seem strange at the first look, so stay tuned in the maemo mailing lists for further  details, criticism and suggestion around the GSoC projects.

Apr 3

The Maemo Community received 43 GSoC students applications (plus 5 ineligible), a big success so far. Thanks to students that applied for us and to everybody that helped on the GSoC initiative.

Now is time to review the proposals :)

Mar 24

The Maemo community is looking for talented students to join us in the Google Summer of Code initiative.

We already have a good pool of ideas, but we are also looking for students ideas in the mobile/embedded field, especially in the following areas:

* Location based apps;
* Context aware apps;
* Linux kernel advances, related to mobile/embedded;
* Social apps clients;
* Mobile/embedded apps in general that can benefit a wide range of platforms (maemo, openmoko, beagleboard, etc…).

More informations about Maemo @ GSoC can be found here.

Mar 18

I’m proud to announce that the Maemo community is one of 150 organization out of 395 accepted in this year Google Summer of Code :)

I would like to thank the Maemo mentors and backup mentors and everybody that helped with ideas, reviews and other small things.

The Maemo ideas list still’s open, you can give  new ideas for possible Maemo GSoC projects in the next couple of weeks.
Let’s hope a great Summer of Code for the Maemo community :)

Mar 4

The deadline for submit organization applications for Google Summer of Code is approaching, so is time to move on. We already have a good number of possible mentors, but will be awesome if a few more appear, it will increase the chances of the Maemo community be chosen as a mentoring organization and also can increase the number of projects assigned to the Maemo community. So if you like Maemo and GSoC, go read this page and send some feedback for us in the next couple of days.

We also want more possible project ideas, some criticism to the current ideas will be welcomed too :)

More information about Maemo@GSoC can be found here.

Oct 13

 ReMoko

A new version of ReMoko is available for download right now, I made some small changes and fix some bugs, the changelog is below.


remoko 0.3.2

* Added Support to bluez-utils version > 3.33 with the new input service system
* Fixed the win+f bug
* Credits screen updated


remokoserver 0.2.1

* Fixed project name and version
* Close all sockets when connection is lost

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