Sean Moss-Pultz sean at
Thu Aug 23 17:53:47 CEST 2007

Thomas Wood wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-08-22 at 19:49 +0300, Kalle Kärkkäinen wrote:
> [...]
>> I guess that there should be something extra on the ui. It's pretty
>> plain as it is. Maybe there could be animations or some other stuff
>> that'd make the phone come to life? Maybe for the menus and toolbars
>> or something like in compiz?
> Firstly, You have to build a project that works withing the technical
> limitations of your hardware. Sure, the original mockups (2007.1) looked
> impressive, but there was no way they were going to be implemented
> nicely with our hardware and resources.
> Secondly, it's only natural that after a while something that was once
> new and jazzy will become old and plain. The most exciting thing about
> this project is not that it will have a fancy user interface or some
> amazing "killer" feature. The most exciting thing about this project is
> that the whole phone and platform is based on the principles of Free
> Software.
> Besides, what's the point of adding animations or "other stuff" if the
> most important features don't work in the first place? We're building a
> smartphone from scratch here, so let's get our priorities right!

Very well said Thomas! I couldn't agree with you more :-)


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