As I mentioned in March, Openismus is now down to a small core of super developers.
Jon Nordby and Michael Hasselmann are now fully involved in finding new projects, and traveling when I cannot. This month we were relieved to get the go-ahead on projects for two new customers, for work on the Maliit on-screen keyboard. Those are our first new customers since Nokia disappeared. Hopefully we can talk about them soon.
However, this is still not enough work for us to feel particularly safe. So we have spent some time on open source work that we hope will attract attention by customers who want more of the same. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like our help.
- Mathias Hasselmann did some serious testing of Evolution Data Server performance.
This could track ongoing performance improvements or regressions and it could be extended to exercise other use cases.
It has already identified some work that should be done.
- Jan Arne Petersen implemented an input method prototype for Wayland.
This is the initial work described in our fuller Wayland Input Method System proposal, aiming to avoid the IM problems in X.
- Michael Hasselmann updated the GNOME 3 style for the Maliit On-Screen Keyboard, as a way to talk about the new styling system.
- Jens Georg and I created a proposal for Rygel to be used for a DLNA Player.
DLNA Server and DLNA Player capabilities are attractive features on any consumer device.