maemo.org Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||Canola2 source code is not available|
|Product:||[Extras] Canola||Reporter:||Eduardo Lima (Etrunko) <eblima>|
|Component:||UI||Assignee:||Eduardo Lima (Etrunko) <eblima>|
|Status:||CLOSED FIXED||QA Contact:||general-bugs|
|Priority:||High||CC:||quim.gil, tschmidt, zoogie|
Back in the early days of Maemo, by the end of 2006, INdT released the first version of its Canola software, but no source code was available. A couple of months later at the first edition of Bossa Conference, Marcelo Eduardo (aka Handful) had a talk where he showed the development process, from the first sketches on paper to the future plans. By the end of the talk, he promised that Canola source code would be released under a FOSS License. Days, weeks and months passed, but the plans for Canola had changed since that announcement. INdT had quit on developing using C and SDL and announced that the new version was being completely rewritten, this time using Python and the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries, EFL. The users and developers got really excited knowing that the software would be easily extensible by 3rd party plugins. Canola2 was released by the end of 2007, still closed source. During 2008, the software improved a lot, with new themes and plugins to handle YouTube, Last.fm and Flickr, which was really the very fisrt 3rd party plugin released. During the first edition of the Maemo Summit, held in Berlin in September 2008, Marcelo announced during his talk that the source code of Canola2 would be finally released under a FOSS license.