#mer-meeting: Sailfish OS, open source, collaboration – 9th of January 2020

Meeting started by Jaymzz at 09:00:05 UTC (full logs).

Meeting summary

    1. Meeting information and agenda can be found here: https://lists.sailfishos.org/pipermail/devel/2020-January/009043.html (Jaymzz, 09:01:07)

  1. Brief introduction (5 min). Please prefix your name/handle with # info (Jaymzz, 09:01:36)
    1. James Noori - sailor @ Jolla (Jaymzz, 09:01:45)
    2. Ville Nummela - sailor @ Jolla (ViGe, 09:01:58)
    3. Leif-Jöran Olsson, community (ljo, 09:02:15)
    4. David Llewellyn-Jones - sailor @ jolla (flypig, 09:03:27)
    5. Andrew Branson - sailor @ Jolla (abranson, 09:03:57)
    6. Björn Bidar - community developer (Thaodan_, 09:05:16)
    7. ApBBB - community (Jaymzz, 09:05:22)
    8. Otto Mäkelä, community (ExTechOp, 09:05:51)
    9. Vincent Knecht - community (vknecht, 09:06:29)
    10. Damien Caliste, community (dcaliste, 09:06:40)

  2. Fingerprint support for community ported devices (10 min – asked by ApBBB) (Jaymzz, 09:07:13)
    1. The fingerprint support for officially supported devices is a closed component of SFOS. Community ported phones will have to implement the code from scratch in order to use the fingerprint functionality. This means duplicated work and development time taken away from other issues in the ports. The question is, is Jolla planning to help in any way in order to have the functionality on ported devices also. (Jaymzz, 09:07:24)
    2. if the NDA route were to be available, there are takers for the task. (Jaymzz, 09:19:36)

  3. Allowing more apis/functionality in the official store (2020 edition) (10 min – asked by ApBBB) (Jaymzz, 09:21:24)
    1. Its a long standing -and annoying i will add- issue that jolla doesn't allow certain apis in the store. This means that we are missing great native apps (ie. mapping) and functionality for stuff that jolla doesn't provide (ie text prediction in some languages). So are there any -concrete not the usual soon™- plans to fix at least some of these issues. (Jaymzz, 09:21:38)
    2. Before we can accept an API in the store, it has to meet certain quality level, with regards to stability and documentation. It takes time to review the APIs. We are currently working on a concrete list of requirements that the API must fulfill. After we have finished that work, the community could help us in the actual review work of individual APIs, so there is hope that the process could be faster in the future. (Jaymzz, 09:22:15)
    3. For the text prediction (mentioned in issue) I am rewriting the functionality we need from the presage library to be unicode-aware and under lgpl3. The work has progressed well, but in finishing touches and student is adding tests. (ljo, 09:34:30)
    4. https://git.sailfishos.org/mer-core-contrib/buteo-sync-plugin-webdav (Thaodan_, 09:35:14)

  4. general discussion (15 min) (Jaymzz, 09:38:11)
  5. next meeting time and date (5 min) (Jaymzz, 09:42:01)
    1. Next meeting will be held on Jan 23rd 2020 at 09:00 UTC (Jaymzz, 09:42:19)

Meeting ended at 09:47:36 UTC (full logs).

Action items

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People present (lines said)

  1. Jaymzz (44)
  2. Thaodan_ (29)
  3. dcaliste (15)
  4. flypig (6)
  5. Mister_Magister (4)
  6. ViGe (3)
  7. TheKit[m] (3)
  8. merbot` (2)
  9. ljo (2)
  10. ExTechOp (1)
  11. abranson (1)
  12. vknecht (1)

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