Great, it seems that I will be getting a N810 anyway :-) as today I found the activation code in my email inbox!
Thanks you, Nokia!
I'm sure you won't regret, and to let you know, I already helped Marcelo Lira getting started with creating packages for Chinook.
So this post is really about Canola; it looks like all the lucky N800 owners out there is going to get themselves a Christmas present this year. Yes, about 5 months in the works, the new version of Canola is finally starting to take form and we are aiming at a Christmas release for the public.
Canola has been totally rewritten, using new libraries mostly developed jointly with the open source community and using our beloved python. And it is filled with nice new features, cool, usable effects, and not to forget, it is fast!
With the use of python and our new Canola framework, it is going to be easy to extend Canola in many ways, by writing plugins. Actually, Canola is just a framework and a bunch of plugins, tied nicely together.
Some might say that you could compare it to Google's Android ;-)
Doing the last months I have been writing plugin for interacting with automobiles, more or less providing what Carman provides, but integrated with Canola, using the new framework. I have also worked on GPS navigation, and map exploration, so it is now possible to use Canola for getting around the city :-) This will not be on the December release, but shows our explorations and the possibilities of the framework.
To show you all what we are working on, I will try to post some videos one of the days.
I will keep you posted!