Questions and Answers
sean at openmoko.com
Sun Jan 4 03:54:41 CET 2009
On 1/3/09 Marco Trevisan (Treviño) wrote:
> > We asked Raster to integrate this keypad into Om 2008 and extend it
> > > make it more hacker friendly (i.e., usable from places like the
> > > terminal). After two months of more or less silence he showed us
> his own
> > > version, written from scratch. The design was a work in progress.
> > > the dictionary was far inferior to what Qtopia had already. An
> > > battle started that lasted until one month before Om 2008 was set
> to be
> > > released when our product manager, Will Lai, couldn't take it
> > > He asked another engineer to just get the Qtopia keypad working.
> Ok, I understand this. But, why have you asked Raster to improve a
> (like qtopia-x11) that should have been only a kind of placeholder?
> Wasn't it considered in a such way at that time?
For the same reason we used Qtopia in the first place: We needed to
balance the long term goals of the project with the short term necessity
of making enough money to stay in business. This is always a difficult
tradeoff to make.
Happy New Year.
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