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.

Mar 17

Want to help the Maemo Community ? Want to learn about our QA/testing process ? This call is for you.

Next Saturday(Mar 20) from 2pm onwards(UTC/GMT) we’ll host a testing marathon at #maemo-testing@Freenode, in order to make more awesome community applications available for the end users.
If you’re a developer, make sure your applications are in good shape before the testing marathon.

Here’s a small FAQ about the marathon:

What is a testing marathon ?

Basically is a ‘testing party’, where people get together to test software, report bugs, talk/send feedback to developers  in order to improve our community applications.

Do I need to be a developer to take part of the marathon ?

No, even if you can’t judge all the criteria in the QA checklist, you’re more than welcome, every small help has big value for us.

Do I need to be in the irc channel during the entire marathon ?

No, you can join/leave at anytime, but it’s recommendable to be in the channel at the beginning of the marathon, if you need some help or have some doubts.

I can’t attend the marathon, can I help in some way ?

Of course, you can test and evaluate applications at any time. Please follow our community QA process and checklist and vote the packages under: http://maemo.org/packages/repository/qa/fremantle_extras-testing/

Still have doubts, want to discuss something ?

Join the discussion here.