Day: April 1, 2005

  • Minor Python For Series 60 2.0 Update

    Sweet! I just saw the release fly by my aggregator and thought I would let everyone know: There’s a new Python for Series 60 release for 2.0SDK phones available at Forum Nokia. This looks like a small update for newer phones (6600, 7610, 6630). The only change in the release notes that I can see involves invoking an install dialog when downloading python files from the web rather that running them directly.

    While this is a minor update, it’s forward progress. Hopefully the enhancements and extensions that have been demoed will work their way through the release process as quickly as possible.

  • Ubuntu April Fools Gag

    Ubuntu April 1 Gag
    Click for full Login Screen Setup image

    This is great. You can imagine how amused I was when I booted Ubuntu Hoary on my laptop this morning. Excellent work and a beautiful April Fools gag! The Login Screen image is a take on the (unneccesarily) controversial Human Circle of Friends login screen that shipped with early Warty releases.

  • UIQ 3.0 SDK Released!

    Wow, it seems like I’ve been waiting for this for years. Oh wait, I have. Today UIQ released an SDK for their new flagship product, UIQ 3.0. The SDK is designed to work with either Metroworks CodeWarrior Development Studio for Symbian or Borland’s C++ BuilderX.

    For more information and to download a trial version of the UIQ 3.0 SDK, visit their web site.

    Yes, this is a lame April Fools joke. I wish it wasn’t though. Jim and I have been excited about the prospects of UIQ3 since it was pre-pre-pre-pre-announced what feels like years ago now. It has the potential to rock the low to mid-range market bringing “real apps” and “a real OS” to those free-to-inexpensive on contract phones. The other thing that rocks about it is that one code base can scale from low-end uniprocessor devices to top notch touchscreen and/or QWERTY devices. It’s really exciting. I just want it to see the light of day.