Weekly Engineering News 38/2008
brenda_wang at openmoko.com
Thu Oct 2 11:09:55 CEST 2008
Dear Wolfgang and Mareck :
Feel free to put the link here :
Wolfgang Spraul ??:
> OK great. I didn't know about this beforehand, but appreciate the
> help. Thanks Marek!
> Marek and I will take turns, or find some other way to publish some
> sort of 'weekly engineering news' each week, ideally on the weekend.
> Hope it's helpful, Best Regards,
> On Sep 20, 2008, at 12:02 PM, Marek Lindner wrote:
>> as Wolfgang is out of town I jump in and try to summarize what
>> happened last
>> week. Hope you don't mind. ;-)
>> Bug fixing, bug fixing, bug fixing:
>> Last week our PM plus his Q&A team pushed even harder to get things
>> 2008.9 was on the way and needed some more love here and there.
>> Finally, it
>> was released yesterday night (Taipeh time). The last days/hours were
>> collecting all bits and bytes of information to properly document the
>> changes / improvements / known issues. Everything was made public on
>> wiki. That is the kind of work nobody wants to do but everybody
>> wants to
>> have. :-)
>> Decentralizing the package maintenance:
>> We noticed more and more hints / patches come in from the community.
>> we don't respond within a short time frame - we know that.
>> Developing a phone
>> is a huge task. We simply are too few people to handle all this
>> input. Be
>> patient with us. To improve the situation we were disucssing a more
>> decentralized package maintenance approach. Openmoko would give
>> write access
>> to its own OE tree to community people which maintain packages /
>> bumb up
>> revisions / include patches. Openmoko would centrally build &
>> distribute it.
>> That way Openmoko would give away some of its control but would gain
>> speed in
>> the development process. You would be able to bring in new packages
>> extend the platform as you wish. One day if your package does not
>> build the
>> build system goes on with the next package. Our admin team is trying
>> to find
>> a way to protect us from vandalism (see:
>> https://admin-trac.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1554) and we have to
>> think about
>> how that could look like in detail. What do you think ?
>> Hiring, hiring, hiring:
>> Also, we are looking at many candidates to hire experienced
>> engineers / people
>> in nearly all fields. We spoke to several mechanical and layout
>> engineers, IT
>> and Q&A people, software developers. We have many open positions but
>> its not
>> easy to find the right mix of attitude, cultural background and
>> towards Open Source. We keep on searching and let you know once new
>> join us.
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