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From Anis KADRI <anis.ka...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: archiving older platforms
Date Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:11:53 GMT
+1 to kill those platforms and archive them in the attic :-D

If WebOS, Qt become relevant again we can revive them from the attic.


On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Anis KADRI <anis.kadri@gmail.com> wrote:

> According to [1]:
>
> "Projects whose PMC are unable to muster 3 votes for a release, who have
> no active committers or are unable to fulfill their reporting duties to the
> board are all good candidates for the Attic."
>
> I believe those projects satisfy the "no active committers" argument.
>
> I don't see any active committers for Bada, Qt or WebOS.
>
> Markus Leutwyler is the only WebOS committer and is no longer employed by
> the company that is in charge of it and I am not sure if he's still
> interested in maintaining it. There are still devices out there I am sure
> but no new devices are getting shipped.
>
> Bada is officially dead [2] but they still released an SDK a couple of
> weeks ago [3] O_O! They still owned #4 spot in Q3 2012 ahead of Windows
> Phone [4]
>
> As far as bb 6 and 7, I am sure the majority of devices out there are BB 6
> and 7. BB10 just came out so there can't be that many yet. Developers don't
> seem to be interested in those platform though and I think the focus should
> be on BB10.
>
> [1] http://attic.apache.org/
> [2]
> http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/samsung-scraps-bada-os-folds-it-tizen/2013-02-25
> [3] http://static.bada.com/releasenotes/2.0.6.html
> [4] http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2237315
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 10:15 PM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>
>> The question has come up about our continued support for:
>>
>> - bada
>> - webos
>> - qt
>> - bb6 & bb7
>>
>> Nobody is currently actively maintaining Bada, and Qt. However, I
>> could see us wanting to keep Qt around given Ubuntu Phone. There are
>> no new webOS devices, though rumours persist they could happen, it
>> seems like its more of a ceremony than real support. The older BB
>> platforms are maintained but the real focus is BB10.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>
>

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