Brainstorm 2010

This article is continued discussion from the Maemo brainstorm 2010
Please see the Brainstorm 2010 agenda for more.

What should and the Maemo Community look like in six months? What are the top priorities of the Maemo project? What should the staff be concentrating on?

We need to set some bigger, more concrete and measurable goals for Maemo for the coming months. To help gather ideas and prioritise them, we are running a one-week brainstorming session, similar to the one in 2008 which led to 100Days, to set some near-term direction and priorities for the Maemo project. To do this, we are announcing the Great Maemo Brainstorm 2010

Brainstorm ideas are being discussed on Talk, and should be gathered here and synthesized, summarized and prioritized for the community to set our agenda for the next six months.

I might be beating a dead horse, but thank you for psoitng this!


[edit] Brainstorm priorities

On June 2nd 2010, there was a meeting to close the 2010 Brainstorm, and set the priorities in each area for the coming six months.

Here are the main decisions to come out of that meeting:


  1. Review feedback from brainstorm
  2. Identify top priorities based on the feedback

Reminder of brainstorm categories:

  1. /Downloads
  2. /Packages
  3. /Wiki
  4. /Talk and mailing lists
  5. /Bugzilla
  6. /News and Planet
  7. /Garage and developer services
  8. /Community workings

Agreement that the main goal is to focus on things which can provide long-term support for existing Maemo users, given that there will be no official Nokia release of MeeGo for N900.

Here are the general top priorities we agreed in the meeting (subject, of course, to discussion in case there is violent disagreement):

[edit] Overall priority for

  • SSO for all services (main site, wiki, bugzilla, talk)
    1. CAS and the user directory service up
    2. Midgard talking with CAS
    3. MediaWiki talking with CAS
    4. etc

[edit] Garage

  • Propose putting it into maintenance mode
  • Disable project registration once similar services exist for MeeGo and align with them
  • Could shut down Garage Bugtracker & send everyone to Bugzilla
  • Same for mailing lists - everyone to Mailman
  • Shutting it down would require providing a migration path to gitorious (or similar services)

[edit] Packages and downloads

  • Switch from autobuilder to OBS
  • Move Downloads web interface on top of Packages
  • Release the Maemo app installer
  • Enable donations through Downloads pages of applications

[edit] Bugzilla

  • Upgrade to Bugzilla 3.4
  • Triage all the PR 1.2 related bugs coming in

[edit] Wiki

  • Version wiki pages with categories according to which devices/OS version they apply to
  • Get rid of (or at least hide better) documentation for Maemo versions <= 4
  • Infrastructure to allow easy wikification of individual Talk posts
  • Collect Maemo 5 Use cases
  • Improve search and identification of related pages for Wiki to reduce overlap

[edit] Planet & News

  • View comments (expandable) in Planet
  • Include tweets/identica/qaiku in social news

Basically no suggestions for news & planet outside of planned Nemein work

[edit] Talk

  • Allow thread creators to change subject line
  • Enable email to forum bridge
  • Add RSS feeds of posts per thread, and per forum (currently the RSS feed is "new threads in forum")

No suggestions for mailing lists

[edit] Community workings

The topic was deferred, because the meeting ran long, and there were not many people there to discuss it.