So, long time since I have made an update to my blog, but lots have been going on. I finally moved officially to Brazil and am living in Recife for at least the next two years. So far I have been enjoying myself a lot :-)
As some of you know, I work for INdT (The Nokia Technology Institute) as part of the OpenBOSSA stream, ie. working mostly on open source software, which is quite cool. Currently I am working as part of the Canola team, mostly dealing with developing and testing our new graphical platform which consists of the Evas and Edje libraries (among others) from the Enlightenment project. So far, we are quite satisfied with the libraries, though Gustavo and Andrunko are submitting various patches upstream as we run into problems.
I implemented the old interface of Canola and it rocks! free scaling (fullscreen desktop Canola rocks!), great animations, running quickly on the N800 (due to Gustavo's 16bit backend)! I am now working on the future interface and I can tell you all, that you have a lot to look forward to :) Now let's not say more.
If you are interested in hearing more about the new graphical platform (the EFL - Enlightenment Foundation Libraries) and our experience with developing graphical intensive applications for the N800, I have submitted a talk proposal for the linux.conf.au conference, so let's hope for the best. If it gets accepted, I will go there and do a tutorial together with Gustavo. :-)
As a side node, Gustavo spent one week to implement the iPhone keyboard using EFL, and you will be amazed how well this works on the N800. I'm sure he will blog about this soonish!