Friday, December 25, 2009

Maemo 5 / N900 : Community testers for Fremantle PR 1.1 !

Posted on 20:54 by SlipKoRnSaad

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Hi, we are cooking a maintenance update for Maemo 5. Fremantle PR1.1, as we call it.

Following the advice given by the community during the Diablo SSUs, we have prepared an invitation for selected community contributors to join the testing before the update goes out. The list of testers has been made by Andre Klapper (our dearest bugmaster) based on active contributors to + Council + development team. They will get today an email from Daniel Wilms with detailed instructions.

To everybody: these selected contributors won't sign any NDA and we are ancouraging them to provide feedback at about current and potentially new bug reports. Bug reporting is the objective and the scope of this experiment that we are willing to expand if it's seen as useful for the community and Nokia. Please let them test and report in peace. If you want to discuss further with them, do it around the public bug reports. We won't share with them any information about release dates so don't even bother asking them. As you know, the release will go out when it's ready. The community testing plays a role assessing this readiness.

To the selected contributors: please keep yourselves in the task of bug reporting. We don't really need you going through details about the unreleased software in Talk, mailing lists, blogs or anywhere out of We have decided that trust is better than an NDA in this situation so please don't give us reasons to reconsider the NDA or the community testing itself. If you prefer to keep your freedom to especulate publicly about the content of the next release then we ask you to simply decline the invitation.

This update today will come as a downloadable image since preparing an update over the air would have been more complicated (specific repository for the community testers etc). You can backup and restore your data. The aim is still to organize a specific test for the SSU itself once the right people comes after their well deserved holidays. We'll see.

Happy testing to everybody! I'm personally happy that we found an interesting present for those more dedicated to the (not always gratifying) task of bug reporting, triaging and commenting. Thank you very much for your work!

Quim Gil + N900
open source advocate
Maemo Devices @ Nokia

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